Born: July 28, 1911
Died: August 17, 1969, New York City
Country: Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Studies: Institute of Musical Arts (now Juilliard)
Mentions: Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame" (1974)
Famed percussionist, teacher, and author Morris Goldenberg’s work centered around New York, where in 1938 he became percussionist at WOR. He played for recordings, film scores, TV commercials, served on the NBC-TV staff, and eventually performed for most of the major conductors. His fame as a teacher stems from his affiliation with the Juilliard School of Music from 1941 to 1969. His Modern School for Snare Drum, Modern School for Xylophone, and books of timpani parts have become standard texts and excerpt sources.
Books for Percussion
Goldenberg, Morris. Classic Overtures for Timpani. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Co., 1981.
Goldenberg, Morris. Classic Symphonies for Timpani. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Co., 1981.
Goldenberg, Morris. Modern School for Snare Drum. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Music Co., 1955, 2002.
Goldenberg, Morris. Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Music Co., 1950, 2002.
Goldenberg, Morris. Romantic Symphonies for Timpani. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Co., 1981.
Goldenberg, Morris. Standard Concertos for Timpani. New York: Chappell, 1969.
Works for Percussion
A Little Suite for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Concerto in A Minor (Bach/Goldenberg) - Marimba; Xylophone
Farfel's Gavotte - Snare Drum
Five/Eight Romp - Snare Drum
Graduation Etude - Snare Drum
Left Light March - Snare Drum
Lucy's Riff - Percussion Sextet
March for Two Drums - Snare Drum
Marching Drum Sticks - Snare Drum
No Roll Etude - Snare Drum
Ramble Rumble - Snare Drum
Rim Shot March - Snare Drum
Seven/Eight Romp - Snare Drum
Simpel Minuet - Snare Drum
Simple Simon March - Snare Drum
Six/Eight Etude - Snare Drum
Soldier's March - Snare Drum
Sticks and Skins - Snare Drum
Studies in Solo Percussion - Multiple Percussion
Twelve Progressive Solos for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
- Morris Goldenberg Bio - PAS Retrieved 06/04/2012