In this composition you hear the life story of the poor peasants and workmen in the Middle Ages. These people had a very hard life, they had to work hard and had little money for food. A large part of the proceeds of their land went to the landlord or king. They were oppressed and often mistreated.
You hear in this composition the revolt of the peasants, they attack with sticks and rakes. They have no real weapons. They don’t stand a chance against the king’s well-equipped knights and guards. The battle ends in favor of the king and he strikes back hard. There are many deaths to mourn. Especially among the farmers and the workmen.
All that’s left is a lot of sadness.