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ostinato:

see ground bassground bass,
melodic phrase used repeatedly as a bass line. In its earlier form, developed in the 13th and 14th cent., the ground or basso ostinato [Ital.,=obstinate] never varied in harmonization or pitch. The tenor, or pes, of Sumer Is Icumen In is such a ground.
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ostinato

a. a continuously reiterated musical phrase
b. (as modifier): an ostinato passage
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39) Gualtieri, the quasi official chronicler of the embassy for the pope, writes that Gregory determino riceverli non gia com'essi s'erano imaaginati con una privata udienza, ma nel publico Consistoro, e cio nella Sala Regia, giudicando che quest' honore non solo era dovuto all'officio per cui venivano, ma sarebbe anco risultato in gloria maggior di questa Santa Sede, quanto un tal'atto si ficesse piu palesamente, d'onde sene spargesse per tutto la fama a confusione, et abbattimento degli ostinati heretici" (77-78.
In Structured improvisation the aim was to encourage David to experiment with simple ostinati using varying combinations of instruments, meters and, if possible, rhythmic patterns and to stay with it while the therapist improvised an accompaniment.
While listening to the album, I noted how well Jarrett was formulating and executing solos in the piano's middle register for his left hand while maintaining his vamps and ostinati in the treble keys with his right hand (previous generations of jazz pianists simply played solos with the right hand and bass patterns with the left).
The task was the learning of a rhyme through multiple means, including: walking the beat, clapping, actions, chanting, identifying and using ostinati.
e in questi ci abituiamo, che nd salutevol consiglio, ne altro ce ne puo rivocare; e cosi, come se veduto avessimo il Gorgone, sassei diventiamo, cioe ostinati cultivatori delle cose terrene (38-39).
Practise each of the ostinati with the respective groups.
Providing stylistic balance to the rhythmic, upbeat mood of these pieces, three of the compositions are in a romantic vein: "Sparkling Waters," "Moonlight Stroll in Paris" and "Autumn Sunset" radiate with the colorful sonorities of seventh and ninth chords, harmonic ostinati of seconds and fourths, and graceful melodic lines.
En algunos casos, las estructuras musicales de una tradicion particular son muy similares a las de Schulwerk; escalas modales y pentatonicas, ostinati, texturas en capas, mezcla de metros y polirritmias son ejemplos de ello.
The orchestration consists of layers of loops that slowly change and morph but are more or less continuous, giving the impression that they function more as drone than as ostinati.
The song is in E major, with the left hand accompaniment sounding various rhythmic and melodic ostinati based on the tonic chord.
Groping, distorted fanfares introduce a sad Kipling couplet, before screeching ostinati and manic repetition underlie Rosenberg's The Immortals.
On rare occasions, Marinella will reduce the number of exempla, for instance, Chapter 12, 'De gli ostinati e pertinaci', in the 1601 edition concentrates on the case of Justinian alone, omitting four others that had previously been included.