The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 9 August 2015, 5pm

This week's Classic FM Chart has a 16th century hit in it - twice.

Thomas Tallis wrote his 40-part motet Spem in alium four and a half centuries ago but today it's probably more popular than ever. It is this week’s highest new entry, as performed by the Tallis Scholars, and also features in another new entry at No.18 in a budget-priced recording by Oxford Camerata.

Elsewhere in the chart, there’s a fascinating look at music composed by Shostakovich under Stalin which enters the chart at 7, and a lost Romantic piano concerto by the 19th century Austrian composer Henri Herz at No.8.

And the soundtracks for two summer blockbusters - The Fantastic Four and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation are also big hits with album buyers. They enter the chart at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively.

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Last
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Title & Artist
1 1 CLASSICALLY CHILLED, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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2 2 CRAIG OGDEN AND FRIENDS, CRAIG OGDEN
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3 5 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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4 3 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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5 NEW THE TALLIS SCHOLARS SING THOMAS TALLIS, TALLIS SCHOLARS
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6 4 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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7 NEW SHOSTAKOVICH/UNDER STALIN'S SHADOW, BOSTON SO/NELSONS
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8 NEW HERZ/PIANO CONCERTO 2, TASMANIAN SO/SHELLEY
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9 13 HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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10 8 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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11 14 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 NEW THE FANTASTIC FOUR - OST, MARCO BELTRAMI/PHILIP GLASS
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13 NEW MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION - OST, JOE KRAEMER
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14 10 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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15 19 THE GUITAR, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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16 11 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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17 15 TENORE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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18 NEW TALLIS/SPEM IN ALIUM, OXFORD CAMERATA/SUMMERLY
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19 NEW CLASSIC FM - HOLST/PLANETS, MONTREAL SO/DUTOIT
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20 RE-ENTRY I DON'T LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 NEW SIBELIUS/PELLEAS ET MELISANDE, PAJALA/TURKU PO/SEGERSTAM
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22 12 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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23 21 SUMMER GUITAR, CRAIG OGDEN
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24 24 SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC, JOHN WILLIAMS
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25 RE-ENTRY THE SILVER VIOLIN, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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26 28 THE 50 GREATEST TRACKS, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
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27 NEW BEETHOVEN/PIANO SONATAS OP 2 NO 2, ANGELA HEWITT
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28 23 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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29 RE-ENTRY SIMPLY THE BEST CLASSICAL ANTHEMS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 27 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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