E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The celebrated Latin hymn on the Crucifixion, which forms a part of the service during Passion week, in the Roman Catholic Church. It was composed by Jacopone, a Franciscan of the thirteenth century, and has been set to music by Pergolese, also by Rossini.
In the catalogue of the Library of Burgundy, No.13,993, is the following:
Item. fol. 77. Benedictus Papa XII. composuit hanc orationem: Stabat Mater dolorosa iuxta crucem, etc., concessitque cuilibet confesso pnitenti dicenti eam pro qualibet vice 30 dies indulgentium. (Sixteenth century.)