Ostinato (for solo marimba). Composed by Jesse Monkman. Marimba solo. For low F marimba (1 player). Concert Percussion Solos. Medium. Single. 12 pages. Duration 5'30". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCS-08).
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. Reviewed by Jim Lambert PERCUSSIVE NOTES, April 2009 --.