National anthem of Sabia and Verona

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hon dao valtirias
English: Her name is Valtiria
National Arms of Sabia and Verona.png
Lyrics Tarik of Kârjasary
Music Nicolas Dalayrac
Adopted 19 October 2015
Music sample

hon dao valtirias (Sabian: "Her name is Valtiria") is the national anthem of Sabia and Verona. It was adopted in October 2015 to replace the unpopular Valtirgedramê, which had been adopted as anthem a year before in October 2014. The music, composed in 1787 by Nicolas Dalayrac as Vous qui d’amoureuse aventure, courez et plaisirs et dangers served as the official — albeit seldom used — anthem of the First French Empire.


Vous qui d’amoureuse aventure, courez et plaisirs et dangers, originally composed by Nicolas Dalayrac in 1787 for his opera Renaud d’Ast, was the anthem of the First French Empire under the name of Veillons au salut de l'Empire. Although it was the only official anthem, it was much less popular than Méhul's Chant du départ, which is more broadly considered the true anthem of France during that period. Unlike the Chant du départ, Veillons au salut de l'Empire was not composed with the intention of becoming a patriotic hymn, as Dalayrac originally intended the composition to be a romantic love song. The patriotic lyrics of the anthem were added in 1791.

The song was chosen to become Sabia and Verona's anthem in a contest held from 15 to 19 October 2015. The decision to change the national anthem had already been made before in a referendum in which 72% of voters stated they disliked the Valtirgedramê, the anthem at the time, and wished to change it. The lyrics were written by King Tarik.

Since its foundation in 2012, Sabia and Verona has had four official anthems: "Harmony", which was chosen in 2012 and served as the Kingdom's anthem until 2014; "Pa, Sabishaveronikou", which was chosen upon the accession of Queen Isadora to the throne, "Valtirgedramê", chosen by the Aishaierovê in late 2014 and hon dao valtirias. In addition, ašorin doga is also commonly recognized as an unofficial anthem of the Kingdom.

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