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  • n. Plural form of ostinato.


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  • As the lovely ostinati continues, it finally reaches a point at 1:20 when electric bass enters to ground everything into a strong and coherent, almost jaunty emotion.

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  • As if it weren't enough to suggest insistent hip-hop rhythms with heavily pedaled bass ostinati, or to give Schumann a whirl ( "Auf Einer Burg"), Mr. Moran also throws into the mix a dollop of stride, the prewar two-handed school of jazz piano that's all about instrumental virtuosity and high spirits.

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  • Kronos completes this process of abstraction from folk roots, exquisitely balancing the rough textures and string-scrapings of country fiddling with classical-sounding ostinati.

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  • Why, instead of writing reams of pretentious parlando over predictably minimalistic ostinati, do they not speak in their own musical language?

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  • March Mercury v02 il primo pianeta del Sistema Solare, Mercurio. le sue altissime temperature in grado di rendere liquidi numerosi metalli ispirano BingoBlu nella prima assolata parte del brano. il capitolo si sviluppa in un susseguirsi di crateri sonori evidenziati da alternarsi di ostinati pattern ritmici. il pianeta più piccolo del sistema - Articles related to Delhi still battling heat wave

  • It's a big, stylised, ensemble piece which turns almost exclusively on a series of compulsive ostinati and like the demon roulette wheel only stops spinning long enough to register the human folly which drives it.

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  • Instead of Glass 'symmetrical use of ostinati, Muhly's repeating figures dart in and out of the' expected phrase lengths, 'creating delightful surprises and heady syncopations.


  • Jubilee celebrates a more reflective tradition as pilgrims gaze upon Mount Mario, the ostinati bass and woodwind plainchant rising in ecstatically spectacular harmonies among tolling bells.

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  • Again, a considered tempo ties the long arch of the E-flat Symphony (32 October 1970) together, the ostinati and woodwind runs floating over a series of menacing, tympanic thuds.

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  • Students from the G&T program, along with audience volunteers, read rhythms and create rhythmic ostinati to perform in pairs and quads on rhythm sticks.

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