by Jesse Monkman
Instrumentation: Marimba—low F
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.