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.

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