For those who want to know a little about the story behind the Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge, here is an excerpt from the title page of Danny Williams' score:
"In November 1717, English Pirates captured the slave-ship La Concorde in a violent struggle near the island of Martinique. Led by the notorious Bleakbeard, the pirates converted La Concorde into their flagship and renamed the magnificent vessel Queen Anne's Revenge. After spending the winder terrorozing the Carribbean, the pirate fleet...blockaded the port of Charleston, South Carolina in May of 1718, raiding and pillaging many unsuspecting ships as they entered the port. Continuing up the coast Blackbeard ran his prized flagship aground...Bleackbeard was killed five months later during a bloody battle in the North Carolina seaport town of Ocracoke."