Kde domov mﾅｯj, kde domov mﾅｯj?
Where is my home? Where is my home?
Anthem MIDI FIle
Kde domov mﾅｯj? (Where is My Home?) is the national anthem of the Czech Republic.
The song was written by the composer Frantiﾅ｡ek ﾅkroup and the playwrighter Josef Kajetﾃ｡n Tyl as a part of the comedy Fidlovaﾄ耕a aneb ﾅｽﾃ｡dnﾃｽ hnﾄ孥 a ﾅｾﾃ｡dnﾃ｡ rvaﾄ耕a (Fidlovaﾄ耕a, Or No Anger And No Brawl).
It was performed for the first time in the Stavovskﾃｩ divadlo (Estates Theatre) in Prague on December 21, 1834. The original song consists of two strophes (see below). Although J. K. Tyl is said to had considered leaving the song out of the play, not convinced of its quality, it soon became very popular among Czech folks and was accepted as an informal anthem of a nation willing to revive its identity within the Habsburg Empire (photo: Tﾃｽn Church in Prague /source: Wikipedia).