Italian National Anthem

One of my goals right now is to learn the Italian national anthem because (1) I feel disrespectful for not knowing it (2) I love national anthems (3) I think it’s my Dad’s favorite. (He’s not remotely Italian. He just watches a lot of Formula 1.)

Frankly, I think it would be best that all of you learn it too. It is very dramatic.

Something interesting about it (which is also true of a fair amount of Italian opera) is that it repeats the lyrics but varies the tune, which is the inverse of a lot of English song structure (where we often repeat a musical phrase several times with different words).

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