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with host Fred Child

: The Wreckers

Loss of the Anson Frigate, off Cornwall William Elmes - National Maritime Museum

After composer Ethel Smythe toured the coast of England, she became fascinated by the history of "wrecking," where villagers on the coast would lure ships onto the rocks and plunder the wrecked vessels. On this episode of Performance Today, hear Ethel Smythe's overture from The Wreckers, performed by ROCO at a recent concert in Houston, Texas.

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