L'hymne du Pape, S530

circa 1864

L’Hymne du Pape appeared in versions for piano and organ, and was later transformed into the mighty ‘Tu es Petrus’ movement of the oratorio Christus. A version with voices and organ entitled ‘Dall’ alma Roma’, written, like the present version, in honour of Pope Pius IX, remains in rather chaotic manuscript. A pity, because it would surely have been taken up as a national hymn in Italy, whose present national anthem is among the least musically distinguished in the world!

from notes by Leslie Howard 1990


Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 7 – Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Liszt: Piano Music
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