Monday, December 20, 2010

Music Monday--Knecht Rupert

When I was in High School, a fellow classmate was studying piano and would practice this piece before class because she didn't have a piano at home. Little did I know at the time that Knecht Rupert (see illustration at left) was a legendary character who accompanies St. Nicholas in Germany. Bearded and hooded, he carries a sack in which he puts naughty children. Quite a bit scarier than coal in one's stocking!


TACParent said...

What a talented musician! I don't think I've heard of the story of naughty children being put in a sack. I'm sure if I did I would have behaved much better. LOL

Dymphna said...

LOL! I think that would have scared me to death!!

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