François de Chancy
François de Chancy (born 1600, died Paris 1656) was a French singer lutenist and composer.
Master of music for Cardinal Richelieu in 1631, he was also master of chamber music (1635) and of the King's Chapel (1649). He collaborated on vocal music of the following ballets de cour:
Ballet de la Prospérité des armes de France, 1641
Ballet du Dérèglement des passions, 1648
Ballet des Fêtes de Bacchus, 1651
He published in Paris, with Ballard, a Tablature de mandore (pub. 1629), 12 lute pieces Tablature de luth de différents auteurs sur des accords nouveaux, (pub. 1631), two books of Airs de cour à 4 parties (pub. 1635, 1644), the 1st and 2nd Livre d Équivoques (pub. 1640, 1647) and 3rd, 4th and 5th Livre de Chansons (pub. 1649, 1651, 1655).
The other airs and tablatures are included in books of Chansons pour danser et pour boire (Paris, Ballard, 1660) and of mss. M. Mersenne, in L'Harmonie universelle, in two German books (tablature for lute and tablature for mandore).