Book five of the Aeneid has the Trojans landing in Sicily and having a sporting tournament.
The music is from Movement 14 of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Wayward Sisters) and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.
Iris calls to the women of troy why not live on Sicilly's shore
Stop this madness, burn their boats, And vow to never never travel more
Proud Aeneas weary too his strength, resolve and courage gone
Pushed by Gods to carry on
from Lent 2010,
track released March 10, 2010
Music written by Henry Purcell and Performed by Southbank Sinfonia. Lyrics and Vocals by Robert Wells.