Nowadays many of the folksongs can only be reconstructed because of the survival of the Souterliedekens. Composers like Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Gerardus Mes and Cornelis Boscoop made polyphonic settings based on the melody of the monophonic Souterliedekens. The melody often functions as cantus firmus. The Antwerp printer Tielman Susato dedicated four volumes of his music-books (Musyck Boexkens) to Clemens Souterliedekens (vol. IV to VII).
"Goostly psalmes and spirituall songes": English and Dutch Metrical Psalms from Coverdale to Utenhove, 1535-1566.
Sep 22, 1994; In his editor's foreword to this book Nicholas Temperley remarks on the "astonishing novelty" of congregational singing in the...