Short waltz in ABA form. Each part is only twelve measures long. There is a short, four-measure, bridge after the first A section. The A sections are nearly identical, only the measure before the last is slightly different.

The counting is easy as the LH keeps the beat most of the time. Note-reading could be challenging for a pianist who has not much experience with chromaticism and ledger lines. 

The A section is in G minor and features mostly triplets in the RH with oom-pa-pa accompaniment in the LH. Even though it feels and sounds busy and energetic, it still needs to gently sway, with some judicious give and take in the tempo.

The middle section is in G major and moves the melody into the LH. The LH melody is mostly quarter notes, and the RH accompaniment is either quarter or eighth notes which makes for a much calmer feeling.

This waltz would best suit a pianist who has experience with either RH passage work or LH waltz accompaniment with wide leaps, or both. A pianist for whom both challenges are new might not enjoy working on this.

Possible ways to simplify, without destroying the character of the piece:

  • Each A section is complete in itself and could therefore be played by itself, creating a very short, 12-measure, waltz. 
  • The LH octaves in m. 7-8 could be played as single notes, leaving out the lower notes.
  • The two-against-three in m. 7 could be simplified by having the LH G match up with the RH C#.