I was always deeply inspired by sacral music and I wanted to make what many composers did, and even composers today do: musical setting of Stabat Mater, famous medieval chant ( musical famous settings by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Haydn).
I composed 9 movements some years ago...
What are your favorite Stabat Maters?
Listening to Charles Villiers Stanford - Stabat Mater (1906).
I found this interesting page: http://www.stabatmater.info/
The author mentions her husband had 211 stabat mater cds.