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Jesse Monkman

Ostinato

for solo marimba

Ostinato. Š 2008 Tapspace Publications LLC. Portland, Oregon. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Printed in USA. www.tapspace.com Notice of Liability: Any duplication, adaptation, or arrangement of any text or composition contained herein requires the written consent of the copyright owner. No part of any composition contained herein may be photocopied or reproduced in any way without permission. Unauthorized uses are an infringement of the U.S. Copyright act and are punishable by law.

TSPCS-08


Program Notes Ostinato began as an exercise to develop dexterity of the marimbist’s left hand. It wasn’t long after I expanded this into a full solo work. Keeping in mind the accessibility of the listener, I added the melodic “B” and “C” sections. As a whole, the point of “Ostinato” is to give technical challenge to the player and an enjoyable listening experience to the audience. This piece should groove and should be approached as such from a performance standpoint. Make a distinction between sections and be expressive as they progress, but don’t loose the overall groove of the piece. Allow the repeating ostinato of the left hand to be exactly that – a repeating, driving pattern which helps give the piece its character. That being said, the melodic material in the right hand should generally remain a bit more prominent as the lead voice. This is where the expression of the piece lies. I hope you have as much fun playing “Ostinato” as I had writing it. I dedicate this work to my first professional teacher Jeff Grubbs. Jeff is a wonderful percussionist, teacher, and friend who went above and beyond to help me develop not only as a musician, but as a individual. Thank you Jeff.

– J.M.

To hear a recording of this piece and other works by Tapspace, please visit our website at: www.tapspace.com


Level: Medium Approximate playing time: 5:30

Dedicated to Jeff Grubbs

Ostinato

Andante, with energy

    

rit.



                      f

  

 3        

 3       

3

4

  

rall.

   

      3

Jesse Monkman

q = 96 groove, strict time

                             mf

3

7

  

                                     

9

      

   

 

10

mf

   



 

    

      

 

 



 

 

     

      

©2008 Tapspace Publications LLC, Portland, OR. All rights reserved.

 




2

   

12

           

 



  

 

                           

14



 







                        rall.

16

                                                                   

19

Slightly slower, with feeling

     



mf espress.

      21

    



  

  

 



    



3

        

  

       TSPCS-08

   

1.

 

 

  

       




3

$ poco accel.

                                       

23

    2.

q = 96 groove, strict time

                          f                 

25

  

 cresc.

                           

29



ff

     32

      

34

  

  f

  

pp

                     

mf

  



        





  



    



  



mf



      



 



    

  

 TSPCS-08


4

                                                                 rit.

36

         

      

39

Slightly slower, with feeling

   

  

    

41

  

 

     

q = 96

  



 

  

 

     

  

  

* perform tempo indications after $ only TSPCS-08

 

     

     

 

A Tempo*

    45

     

         

  

    

43

 

 

  

      

     

      

 



       

 

rit.*

     

       

 



molto rit.*

  

 

 

       

           

     

      

           

    

  



        

     

           


     

 

47

  

 

49

    

   



       

  

5

 

 

 

To Coda

   



  

 





            f                        



   





 





                         

51

 

                           f

                   

53

ff

   

 

f

 

  

    

 

  

                                                 

55

  

    

      

TSPCS-08


6

rit.                                                 

57

                        mf

60

   

         

espress.

    62

    





   

   

  



    

64

       

 

   

           

    

3



       

  

                

 

 

   

3

        

   

 

    

 

  

                                                 

66

     

TSPCS-08

D.S. al Coda


7

CODA

68

rit.

Slightly Slower

                                             



         

mf espress.



         

                        3                                           rit.

71

    

74

A tempo

      f

        



 

   

   

3

        

 

    

                                          rit.

76

     

    

78

A tempo

ff

   



            



 

   

   

3

        

 

         

TSPCS-08


8

                          dim.                      rit.

80

     

82

q = 96

  

                                84

  

dim. poco a poco until end

rit.

                                

TSPCS-08

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