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Book III

from Lent 2010 by Once in a Moon



Book three of the Aeneid tells in flashback the story so far of the Trojan's quest for their new home.

The music is The Groves Dance from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.


First to Antander where we built our fleet
Then off to Thrace where a tree we did greet
Sacred Delos where we heard Apollo's proclamation
A plague on crete stopped the founding of our nation
Strophades seemed a perfect island but the Harpies pecked us
On Buthrotum we gained a route that would not wreck us
On Sicily we met the Cyclops who had lost his one eye
On Drepanum the fates declared my father must die


from Lent 2010, track released March 2, 2010
Music written by Henry Purcell and Performed by Southbank Sinfonia. Lyrics and Vocals by Robert Wells.




Once in a Moon UK

Robert Wells is a dabbler and a potterer residing in South London. This started as a challenge to write a new song every month (hence the name). He is also an actor, artist, technician and librarian.

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