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Mykhailo Verbytsky

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Mykhailo Verbytsky


Mykhailo Mykhailovych Verbytsky (4 March 1815, Nadsianna – 7 December 1870) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and composer.

He is considered to be one of the first professional Ukrainian composers of Halychyna. Verbytsky is known for composing an alternate melody to the anthem Ще не вмерла Україна (Shche ne vmerla Ukraina), which later became the national anthem of Ukraine.

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