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Francisco José Debali

Francisco José Debali (26 July 1791 – 13 January 1859), born Debály Ferenc József, was a Hungarian-born composer who emigrated to Uruguay in 1838. He authored the national anthem of Uruguay and, possibly, the tune to Paraguayos, República o Muerte, which became the Paraguayan anthem. (See National Anthem of Uruguay#Music.)

Birth and Death Data: Born July 26th, 1791 (Chinteni), Died January 13th, 1859 (Montevideo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0526 7-in. 9/22/1899 Himno nacional del Uruguay Ferruccio Giannini ; Jean Moeremans Tenor vocal solo, with saxophone solo composer  
Victor B-4436 10-in. 4/26/1907 Himno nacional del Uruguay Victor Argentine Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor A-754 [Latin America 'A-' series] 12-in. 3/30/1910 Himno oriental del Uruguay Juan Aldea Tenor vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-868 10-in. Summer 1926 Himno nacional uruguayo Orquesta del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-869 10-in. Summer 1926 Himno nacional uruguayo Adelina Morelli Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-039663 10-in. before 4/8/1941 Himno nacional del Uruguay Victor Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Debali, Francisco José," accessed August 2, 2021,

Debali, Francisco José. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Debali, Francisco José." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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