Almost Too Serious (Fast zu ernst)

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This is the structure of the piece:

Phrase Bars  
1 8 It starts on G# minor and modulates an ascending third to the relative major (B major).
2 8 Variant of the previous phrase. This time we start on B major and modulate (ascending third) to D# minor.
3 5 We return to G# minor. We finish on the dominant.
4 5 We start on G# minor, go through B major and end on the dominant of G# minor.

The four phrases are repeated with slight variations. A five bar coda ends the piece.

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