The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 10 May 2015, 5pm

The re-assembled Avengers smash their way to the top of this week's Chart.

The original soundtrack album of Avengers: Age of Ultron has unseated Einaudi's Islands after it spent 200 weeks in the Classic FM Chart and seven days in the top spot.

The stirring Avengers score, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, was written by Brian Tyler who replaced Alan Silvestri, who composed the music for Avengers: Assemble . In this episode, Tyler set out to pay homage to John Williams's classic scores for Star Wars, Superman, and Raiders of the Lost Ark while referencing the scores for the Iron Man, Thor and Captain America films in order to create a similar musical universe. Danny Elfman also contributed music to the score, using Silvestri's theme from the first film to create a new hybrid.

Craig Armstrong's beautiful score for Far from the Madding Crowd also enters the Chart this week at No. 13. 

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Title & Artist
1 NEW AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - OST, BRIAN TYLER/DANNY ELFMAN
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2 2 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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3 1 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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4 3 SMETANA/STRING QUARTETS 1 & 2, PAVEL HAAS QUARTET
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5 13 MONTEVERDI/VESPERS OF 1610, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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6 7 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 14 TIMELESS - BRAHMS & BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTOS, GARRETT/ISRAEL PO/MEHTA
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8 5 THE MAGIC OF, ANDRE RIEU
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9 8 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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10 11 BACH/6 CELLO SUITES, PAUL TORTELIER
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11 10 THE HOBBIT - BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, HOWARD SHORE
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12 16 BACH/SIX SUITES FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO , YO-YO MA
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13 NEW FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - OST, CRAIG ARMSTRONG
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14 9 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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15 22 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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16 12 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS/MACMILLAN/OBOE CONCERTO, BRITTEN SINFONIA/MACMILLAN
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17 20 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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18 RE TENORE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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19 NEW VIVALDI/THE 4 SEASONS, TOGNETTI/AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
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20 15 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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21 30 INCEPTION - OST, HANS ZIMMER
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22 25 50 CLASSICAL SHADES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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23 4 LUDOVICO EINAUDI/PORTRAIT, ANGELE DUBEAU/LA PIETA
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24 19 THE CHOPIN PROJECT, OLAFUR ARNALDS/ALICE SARA OTT
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25 29 AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE - ENGLISH MUSIC, ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/LLOYD WEBBER
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26 18 VIVALDI/L'ESTRO ARMONICO, RACHEL PODGER
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27 21 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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28 23 CHAMBERS, CHILLY GONZALES
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29 RE-ENTRY HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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30 26 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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