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Ostinato

for solo marimba
Level: Medium
Duration: 5:30
State Lists: Missouri | Florida
Release Date: 2008
Product ID : TSPCS-08
Price: $15.00
Item #: TSPCS-08

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Description

Ostinato is another creative marimba solo by composer and percussionist, Jesse Monkman. As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece. Its lyrical qualities placed over the groove-based patterns make this a good workout for intermediate level 4-mallet players and a driving, accessible piece for audiences to enjoy.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low F

Reviews

This approximately five-minute, unaccompanied marimba solo is a technically challenging composition that originated as an exercise for four-mallet dexterity (according to preface notes by the composer). The C-minor tonality, left-hand ostinati, and syncopated right-hand melody permits the performer to develop independence between the upper and lower voicings. The composition would lend itself to solo recital material for the younger college undergraduate.

–Jim Lambert 
Percussive Notes
Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009

 


Description

Ostinato is another creative marimba solo by composer and percussionist, Jesse Monkman. As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece. Its lyrical qualities placed over the groove-based patterns make this a good workout for intermediate level 4-mallet players and a driving, accessible piece for audiences to enjoy.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low F

Reviews

This approximately five-minute, unaccompanied marimba solo is a technically challenging composition that originated as an exercise for four-mallet dexterity (according to preface notes by the composer). The C-minor tonality, left-hand ostinati, and syncopated right-hand melody permits the performer to develop independence between the upper and lower voicings. The composition would lend itself to solo recital material for the younger college undergraduate.

–Jim Lambert 
Percussive Notes
Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009

 




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