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Book XII

from Lent 2010 by Once in a Moon



The final book of the Aeneid sees Turnus and Aeneas face off for the country. Aeneas wins, but promises not to destroy the Latin name or language.

The music is Movement 30 of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (The Sailors Dance) and is taken from a recording of a performance at Bury Court, Bentley.


All rejoice, all rejoice
We have much to celebrate
With Turnus dead at my own hands
I have brought peace to all this land

All rejoice, all rejoice
We have much to celebrate
The Trojan race can settle here
And live a life without our fear

All rejoice, all rejoice
Our long journey finally is at an end
And now we live where , once our enemies, the Latins are now our friends

All rejoice, all rejoice
All that happens must happen for the best
And now I'm home, a bed to call my own, finally, Gods, let me rest


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




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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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