Silk Road Ensemble Remains Atop Billboard Chart

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The Billboard classical chart was largely unchanged this week. The top five spots were identical to last week's chart, with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon followed by albums from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the 5 Browns, and Joshua Bell, as well as Ma's own Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone.

New to the chart was a Nobody's Jig: Mr. Playford's English Dancing Master, a disc of Baroque and Renaissance dance music from the early-music ensemble Les Witches, at number 24 and A Cappella, a collection of conductor Robert Shaw's choral recordings, at number 25.

The self-titled album from the pop-opera foursome Il Divo remained at the top of the classical crossover chart. Alarm Will Sound's Acoustica: Music of Aphex Twin, an acoustic rendering of music by the electronica group, debuted at number 24.

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