Book ten of the Aeneid describes the great battle between the Latins and the Trojans and notes the similarity between Pallas and Lausus.
The music is Movement 22 of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Echo Dance of Furies) and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.
There is joy to be found when two heroes meet
Upon the hallowed battlefield
Once they have stepped from their fleet
And taken sword and shield
They square face to face
In this infernal place
And begin a dance of grace
Each thrust is always parried
You watch the blades fly
Two perfect fighters married
It seems a shame they both must die
from Lent 2010,
track released March 28, 2010
Music written by Henry Purcell and Performed by Southbank Sinfonia. Lyrics and Vocals by Robert Wells.