“Wild Rider” by Robert Schumann – Opus 68, No. 8
This piece is in ternary form, with an A section that repeats, a B section, and a recapitulation of the A section. The A section is expository and is in the key of A minor. This section is a parallel symmetrical period, with two phrases, a and b, each four measures long. The antecedent phrase ends on a half cadence, and the consequent ends on a PAC.
The B section is a developmental section, in that it modulates the original melodic motive to F Major and moves it to the bass clef. This section is also a parallel symmetrical period with two phrases that end on a HC and a PAC, respectively. The repeated A section is exactly like the first A section, with no interpolation or cadential extension.