At the age of 20 in 1587 Formé joined the choir of the Sainte-Chapelle, but was excluded from the fraternity for drunkenness and womanising. He was reinstated in 1592, to the Chapelle royale, and then finally, with the support of King Louis XIII, in 1626 he returned to the Sainte-Chapelle as a canon, where he worked under the protection of the King until his death. The sacred works which survive were preserved in the private archive of the French crown.
motet Ecce tu pulchra es (Ballard, Paris, 1638)
8 settings of the Magnificat in 8 modes.
Mass for double choir.