Francois Sale

December 24, 2007

Francois Sale was a Belgian composer; in 1589 he was in the service of the Austrian princess Magdalena at Hall, Tyrol; in 1594, Sale was tenor chapel-singer to Emperor Rudolf II at Prague, under Filippo de Monte. He published masses (as Vol. 1 of the Patrocinium musices” printed for the Elector of Bavaria, 1589); motets (1593); 3 books of Introits (1594-96); a Christmas motet, and a mass (in “Patroe music” 1598); and “Oratio ad Sanctam B. V. Mariam, Winceslaum, Adalbertum, etc.” (prayers at 6 to the Virgin and the patron saints of Hungary and Bohemia; 1598).