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Ethel Smyth

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Ethel Smyth

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth was an English composer and active in women's suffrage (votes for women).

She lived 86 years from 1858 to 1944. She studied music in Leipzig.

Her first major piece of music was a Mass she wrote in 1893.

She wrote many different types of music such as the March of the Women.

The Wreckers and the Boatswain's Mate were her most successful operas.

Samples of her music at the Internet Archive