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Stabat Mater

The title of a 13th century Latin hymn, Stabat Mater means 'the Mother was standing'. In Latin, this hymn consists of 20 couplets that describe the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin at the Cross. Over 200 composers have written a Stabat Mater.

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