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For beginner piano: Stabat Mater

February 25, 2015

And another easy piano printout:

Stabat Mater (Hymn of the Compassion of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

I’ve left the fingering up to y’all. The divisions represent the sections which serve as the hymns for Vespers, Matins, & Lauds (respectively) for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows, (the one that is the Friday after Passion Sunday, which is now just a commemoration; not the one in September, which seems to have a different set of hymns). Keep this in mind for those times when you need a shorter version; these are the verses to excerpt, or good places to stop.

Chant notation for this hymn can be found in the Liber Usualis, p. 1874. I should also link the useful book Hymns of the Breviary and Missal, which is again the source of the translation.

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