New Recording of Rutter's Gloria Debuts on Billboard Chart

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A recording of John Rutter's Gloria debuted on the Billboard classical chart this week at number 22.

The CD, which also includes other works by the popular choral composer, features the Choir of King's and Caius Colleges, Cambridge, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon remained at number one for the fourth straight week. Other fast sellers included a collection of Chopin and Rachmaninoff by pianist H_lne Grimaud, which re-entered the chart at number 10, the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus's Peace, which reappeared at number 15.

On the classical crossover chart, Il Divo's self-titled debut stayed at number one for the second week; Josh Groban's Closer stayed at number two.

Two albums appeared on the crossover chart for the first time. A CD of three choral suites based on Mikl‹s R‹zsa's scores for Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, and King of Kings, featuring the Cincinnati Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, debuted at number 22. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's Guitar Heroes, which won the Grammy Award for best crossover recording earlier this year, made its first appearance at number 24.

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