In book six of the Aeneid, the Trojans land in Italy and Aeneas travels to the underworld to meet his father.
The music is a gittar improvisation (Gitter Ground a Dance) from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.
With the golden branch I make my way through the gates of Dis
And Charon takes me cross the stream but leaves behind Palinurus
The wailing souls are deafening while waiting judgement of Minos
The shade of Dido turns from me and holds her husband Sychaeus
Past warriors that run from me and to the hated fortress
Where tortures fierce and judgements true are carried out by Rhadamanthus
To blessed groves where finally I see my father Anchises
I only pray I'll meet him there in years to come in Fields of Gladness
from Lent 2010,
track released March 12, 2010
Music written by Henry Purcell and Performed by Southbank Sinfonia. Lyrics and Vocals by Robert Wells.