Salut, Dame sainte
for choir with four male voices a capella
Solist(s) basse

First prayer of the collection Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise dedicated to the Friars Minor of the Franciscan monastery of Champfleury (Yvelines). Poulenc added to the dedication the words: and especially to Brother Jérôme, in memory of his grandfather: my uncle, Camille Poulenc. The other three prayers are entitled: Tout puissant, très saint - Seigneur, je vous en prie and O mes très chers frères. These are French translations of texts attributed to Francis of Assisi.

Composed in 1948
Sung in French

From the collection