Abide With Me William Henry Monk Download 'Abide With Me' on iTunes
The 16th-century scribes of Bruges had a lot of fun illuminating this musical manuscript, because it's full of gorgeous, fascinating and downright bizarre illustrations. The song book is called the Cambrai Chansonnier and was made for the pleasure of aristocratic local Zeghere van Male. Here are a few of our favourite bits.
These chaps are just getting on with the day's work, oblivious to the music above their heads.
A depiction of the competitive pastime - without the heavy cavalry.
Here's a farmer and his best friend. Great name for a pub too.
Nope. We don't know either.
Man, furry friend and foliage.
Another illuminated initial to begin this song
Someone left the coop door open and they're making a mess of the lower stave.
The stuff of nightmares. After eating A LOT of cheese
This is how they rolled in the 1500s