Carlos Härtling

Carlos Hartling (2 September 1869 – 13 August 1920) was a German-born composer from Honduras, who composed the music for the national anthem of Honduras, adopted as the country's national anthem in 1915.

Born in Schlotheim, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, his parents were Georg Friedrich Hartlíng and Johanne Henriete Wilhemine Hartling. He studied in the Weimar and Leipzing Conservatory. In September 1896, he went to Tegucigalpa because he had a 27 June 1896 contract to be a music and band teacher. He sang for the first time on 23 September. In 1903, he received the honor of writing the music of a poem written by Augusto Cesar Coello Ramos. He was married to Guadalupe Ferrari Guardiola. Since the second administration of General Manuel Bonilla in February 1912, the lyrics and music were popularized and sung at all official ceremonies.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1868 (Schlotheim), Died 1920 (Santa Tecla)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17346 10-in. 3/21/1916 Himno a Honduras Victor Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-38982 10-in. 7/5/1927 Himno nacional de Honduras Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W97302 10-in. approximately July 1929 Himno a Honduras Banda Columbia Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Härtling, Carlos," accessed August 3, 2021,

Härtling, Carlos. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from

"Härtling, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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