The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 17 January 2016, 5pm

The Force has well and truly awakened in the Classic FM Chart...

There's no change in the top four albums in this week's Chart – but the music of John Williams for the Star Wars franchise has well and truly hit the stratosphere. His latest soundtrack for The Force Awakens is at No.4, and at 5 there's a new entry for the Ultimate Soundtrack Collection which brings together all the music from the first six Star Wars  films. And at 14 there's more music from the trilogy.

Elsewhere there's a new entry at 8 for Classic FM's most recent Album of the Week – the Vienna Philharmonic's hardy perennial New Year's Concert. And the sad death of David Bowie this week has resulted in his only foray into the classical recording world has entered the Chart. His version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is at No.17.

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Title & Artist
1 1 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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2 2 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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3 3 ROMAN HOLIDAY, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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4 4 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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5 NEW STAR WARS - THE ULTIMATE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, JOHN WILLIAMS
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6 5 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CLASSICAL, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 6 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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8 NEW NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2016, VIENNA PHILHARMONIC/JANSONS
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9 7 THE DARCEY BUSSELL BALLET COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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10 8 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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11 10 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL , LPO/PARRY
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12 9 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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13 12 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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14 13 LATEST & GREATEST - CLASSICAL STARS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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15 11 THE LITTLE MERMAID - OST, ALAN MENKEN
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16 14 STAR WARS TRILOGY , WILLIAMS/SKYWALKER SYMPHONY
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17 NEW PROKOFIEV/PETER AND THE WOLF, BOWIE/PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA/ORMANDY
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18 26 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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19 18 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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20 RE RECOMPOSED BY MAX RICHTER/VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS, HOPE/KONZERTHAUS CO/RIDDER
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21 17 THE CHOIR - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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22 NEW BRAHMS/BARTOK/VIOLIN CONCERTO, JANSEN/LSO/SANTA CECILIA/PAPPANO
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23 15 RACHMANINOV/PIANO CONCERTOS 1-4, ASHKENAZY/LSO/PREVIN
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24 21 NESSUN DORMA - THE PUCCINI ALBUM, JONAS KAUFMANN
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25 22 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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26 25 TAVERNER/MISSA CORONA SPINEA, TALLIS SCHOLARS/PHILLIPS
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27 24 SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO 7, RLPO/PETRENKO
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28 RE THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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29 RE GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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30 23 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT , VARIOUS ARTISTS
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