Music score — 4 parts : color facsimiles ; 23 x 30 cm + 1 commentary (36 unnumbered pages : color facsimiles : 21 cm).
The Chansonnnier von Zeghere van Male consists of four part-books: Superius, Contra tenor, Tenor, and Bassus. The manuscript contains 229 compositions, extremely varied, some of them found only in this source. Drawings are found on each folio depicting realistic scenes of daily life, leisurely activities, and include animals and monstrous creatures, obscene depictions and vegetal decorations. With mixed elements inherited from the Middle-Ages, the Antiquity and the vogue of the grotesque, they are a testimony of the prevailing taste in Flemish civil society in the first half of the 16th century. Composers include Benedictus Appenzeller, Jean de Hollande, Gheerken de Hondt, Clèment Janequin, Josquin des Prez, Phelips Lapperdey, Johannes Lupi, Jean Mouton, Pierkin de Raedt, Claudin de Sermisy, and Adrian Willaert. Encompassing both sacred and secular music, the collection includes parody masses, motets, polyphonic songs and madrigals, and instrumental dances. --Publisher's information, Wikipedia.