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National Anthem

The anthem of San Marino is called the National Anthem of the Republic (or more simply National Anthem), was composed by Federico Consolo (italian violinist and composer) in 1894 and taken from a chorale (from the 10th century) from a monastic breviary found in the Laurentian Library in Florence.

It was the Great and General Council that decided to adopt it as the National Anthem on September 11, 1894, and it was first performed on September 30 of the same month for the inauguration of the Palazzo Pubblico in the presence of Giosuè Carducci.

Prior to this anthem, a military march by maestro Ulisse Balsimelli was played as the Official Anthem of the Republic.

Officially the anthem has no words; Giosuè Carducci wrote a text, but it was never adopted by the San Marino government. It is played by the Military Band during national holidays or at official ceremonies.