Mark Ford has asked 150 marimbists to list 1 to 4 marimba solos that were published in the last 10 years that represent the “new wave” of marimba literature. The results of that survey are at:
What I found really telling about this list is that I only knew about 1/2 of the solos. Our generation of marimbists will probably be remembered more for how we furthered the repretoire instead of our playing but I am sure that topic is up for debate. Thanks Mark for putting this together and enjoy the list!
(updated 4/19/2015 – updated link to survey)
Thanks for this post. The results of this survey are on my web page now at http://www.markfordmusic.com. The URL you listed above is no longer active.
Thanks for letting me know. I have corrected the link on the post.