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Schumann : Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 -- Urtext
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Schumann : Album for the Young, Op. 68

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Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 -- Urtext

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Schumann's energetic and fearsome Knecht Ruprecht (Intermediate)!   

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Includes : One solo score (3 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 7/12

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Program Notes on Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 -- Urtext by Schumann :

This fast-moving Knight Rupert is the twelfth of 43 short piano pieces in the Album for the Young, Op. 68 by Robert Schumann.

Its original title (in German) is Knecht Ruprecht.

This Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 is written in the key of A minor.

It can be played by Grade 7 piano students.

Please note that the indication in German at measure 48, Vom Anfang ohne Wiederholung zum Schluss, can be translated as Play from the beginning to the Fine [Schluss] without repetition.

The character Knecht Ruprecht is also known as Servant Ruprecht.

Ruprecht travels with Santa Claus, carrying with him a rod and a sack. He is sometimes dressed in black rags, bearing a soot-blackened face and unruly black hair.

According to the legend, the children are summoned to the door to perform tricks, such as a dance or a song to impress upon Santa and Ruprecht that they were good children throughout the year. Those who performed badly would be beaten soundly by Servant Ruprecht, and those who performed well were given a gift or some treats. Those who preformed very badly or had committed other misdeeds during the year were put into Ruprecht's sack and taken away to Ruprecht’s home in the Black Forest.



Sources :

Robert Schumann, Album für die Jugend [Album for the Young], Op. 68 (1848).




Associated collections :

Romantic Sheet Music for Piano (Grade 7)    

Sheet music details :

KNECHT RUPRECHT, OP. 68, NO. 12 -- URTEXT

(Servant Ruprecht - Knight Rupert)
ComposerSchumann, Robert (1810-1856) Opus/catalog numberOpus 68, No. 12
MovementsM. M. Quarter note = 126 Composition/First publication1848
InstrumentationPiano StyleRomantic (1815-1910)
KeyA minor Duration01:48
EditionUrtext (ed. M.A. Caux) DifficultyGrade 7/12



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