Nicolaus Dylecki (ca. 1630–1690). Vesperae et Liturgia Divina Joannis Chrysostomi

Mykoła Dylecki was a Baroque composer, theorist, music teacher, singer, organist and Orthodox Church choirmaster, living and working first in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, later in Russia. His musical-theoretical views are contained in his treatise Musical Grammar (Мусикийская грамматика), which gained wide acclaim in Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries. He earned recognition as a composer and theorist in Russia, while his education took place in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. His musical skills and views developed in Lithuania’s capital Vilno during his studies at the city’s Jesuit Academy, where he studied scores by many composers.