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PARAGUAY : Paraguay National Anthem
Paraguayan National Anthem
National Anthem of Paraguay
Paraguayos, República o muerte

  • Author: Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (1791-1862)
  • Composer: Francisco José Debali (1791-1859) or Francés Sauvageot de Dupuy (1813-1861) or Louis Cavedagni (d.1916), arranged by Remberto Giménez
  • Adopted: 1846
  • National Day: May 14 (1811) (observed May 15) - Independence Day
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  • Further details: The National Anthem of Paraguay is variously ascribed to the composers FRANCISCO JOSÉ DEBALI (1791-1859) or FRANCÉS DUPUY (1813-1861) or LOUIS CAVEDAGNI (year of birth unknown but arrived in Paraguay in 1874 and died in 1916). Debali composed the music for the Uruguayan National Anthem. The text is by FRANCISCO ESTEBAN ACUÑA de FIGUERO (1791-1862) - in addition to the Paraguayan National Anthem he wrote the text of the National Anthem of Uruguay.

    The first part of the Paraguayan National Anthem, the solo, is solemn and dignified. The second part, the chorus, is rather in the nature of Spanish folklore and exhibits a dancelike quality.

    The official edition published mentions only the transcription of Remberto Giménez.