The Classic FM Chart - 19 April 2015, 5pm

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The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

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The Sixteen shoot into the top spot with their stunning recording of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

It's all change once again in the Classic FM Chart as The Sixteen zoom from No.30 to No.1 - an unprecedented leap - with their superb recording of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. It's described by Harry Christophers as "quite simply one of the greatest works of sacred music ever written and without doubt the most varied and inspired before Handel and Bach began composing their oratorios and passions."

Sacred choral music is the hallmark of this week's two new entries. James MacMillan's St Luke Passion enters the chart at 24 and Bach's St Matthew Passion, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music is a new entry at 28.

400 year old work propels The Sixteen to No.1 in the Classic FM Chart > 

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1 30 MONTEVERDI/VESPERS OF 1610, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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2 1 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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3 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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4 11 CHAMBERS, CHILLY GONZALES
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5 5 THE CHOPIN PROJECT, OLAFUR ARNALDS/ALICE SARA OTT
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6 7 THE MAGIC OF, ANDRE RIEU
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7 RE-ENTRY THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY, LEIF OVE ANDSNES
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8 4 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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9 6 WOLF HALL - OST, DEBBIE WISEMAN
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10 8 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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11 12 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 14 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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13 RE-ENTRY CLASSIC FM - HALL OF FAME 2014, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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14 22 AND THE WALTZ GOES ON, ANDRE RIEU
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15 9 VIVALDI/L'ESTRO ARMONICO, RACHEL PODGER
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16 13 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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17 RE-ENTRY VIVALDI, AVI AVITAL
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18 18 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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19 15 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES, ANDRE RIEU
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20 10 AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE - ENGLISH MUSIC, ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/LLOYD WEBBER
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21 27 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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22 2 JOURNEY - HARP TO SOOTHE THE SOUL, CLAIRE JONES
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23 RE-ENTRY THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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24 NEW MACMILLAN/ST LUKE PASSION, NETHERLANDS RADIO CP/STENZ
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25 23 PART/TINTINNABULI, TALLIS SCHOLARS/PHILLIPS
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26 17 50 CLASSICAL SHADES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 RE-ENTRY HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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28 NEW BACH/ST MATTHEW PASSION, CHOIR OF THE AAM/EGARR
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29 RE-ENTRY THE HOBBIT - BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, HOWARD SHORE
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30 RE-ENTRY TENORE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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