20-30v – b) letters with unpainted decorations (see example 2). 31-32v – as b) but the yellow backgrounds and some shadings are painted in. At some point, the Dijon scribe regained the missing fascicle, incorporated it in his own chansonnier and filled the empty pages in it and at two other places in the MS (nos.
During these years he may have produced and delivered a great many of such chansonniers, which have since disappeared; his workmanship and musical expertise is obvious.
The Dijon scribe’s expectation of a commercial success with the two big chansonniers in his care came to nothing, they remained in his possession for some years, unfinished and unbound.
His expansion of the Laborde chansonnier and the failed attempts at getting it delivered and paid in full may have occurred during the years 1472-74, and his addition of the last songs to the Dijon chansonnier and the creation of the small Copenhagen chansonnier must probably be placed at the end of this period.
He had the contents carefully planned, and he nearly completed the copying of the now 24 fascicles – fasc. He then added the short explanation of mensural notation and the index, which lists the contents of the new second part of the MS, but omits the references to their placements because of the insecurity stemming from the missing fascicle. On the other hand, a much smaller chansonnier, Copenhagen (see the description), was finished and delivered.