Canti di Soldati

Piero Jahier's collection of Italian Great War songs


Piero Jahier, harmonised by Vittorio Gui


Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milano, 1923
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Printing Details

Early printing. Paperback with string binding, printed titling and design to front cover. 33.5 × 25cm, 38pp. Italian text.

First published 1919, this is a collection of 32 soldiers' songs gathered by the Italian poet Piero Jahier whilst he was a volunteer in the trenches of the Great War. They have been harmonised by Italian composer, conductor and musicologist Vittorio Gui.


This copy is in good condition for age. There is a neat taped reinforcement to the top of the spine, and light scattered foxing to the covers. The rear cover has some red ink stains but they haven't penetrated. The contents are in very good condition. Music bookseller's stamp to cover and title page (F Grandi, Corso Umberto, Roma).



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