Hail, king, Hail! Patriotic anthem



The cover of this piece of music is decorated with the national personification of Italy, Italia turrita: a young woman characterised by a crown made from a castle, hence turrita or with towers. The figure wears the coat of arms of the Italian royal family, the Savoia. She holds the Italian flag and crushes underfoot, victoriously, a double-headed eagle. This represents the coat of arms of the Augsburg dynasty, which formerly dominated the cities of Trento and Trieste.


L'illustrazione di questa copertina di spartito rappresenta l'allegoria dell'Italia detta “Italia turrita”. E' la figura di una giovane donna con la testa cinta da una corona muraria con relative torri (da cui il termine turrita). La giovane, che indossa l'armatura con lo stemma dei Savoia, regge la bandiera italiana e schiaccia con il piede l'aquila a due teste emblema della casa d'Asburgo, la dinastia che dominava su Trento e Trieste.

Full title
Hail, king, Hail! Patriotic anthem for chorus with one voice and piano
Musical score / Illustration
Virginio Mazzelli , Luigi Camposampiero
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms
Public Domain

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