Goodman, Saul

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Saul Goodman

Biography

Born: July 17, 1906

Died: January 26, 1996

Country: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Studies:

Teachers: Alfred Friese

Mentions: Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society "Hall of Fame" (1972)[1]

Orchestra: New York - The Big List of timpanists - New York Philharmonic



Saul Goodman (1907–1996) was a timpanist in the New York Philharmonic orchestra from 1926 to 1972. Saul learned under the instruction of Alfred Friese, whom he succeeded as principal timpanist in the New York Philharmonic. He also was a member of the faculties at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal and the Juilliard School of Music where he taught many who went on to become timpanists in symphony orchestras around the world. During his career Goodman made innovations in drum and mallet construction, including a tuning system for drums and a line of timpani mallets. [2]


Books for Percussion

Goodman, Saul. Modern Method for Tympani. Van Nuys, CA.: Alfred Music, 2000.


Works for Percussion

Ballad for the Dance - Timpani
Canon for Percussion - Percussion Sextet
Dance Patterns - Percussion Quartet
Introduction and Allegro - Timpani
Modern Classic Solos for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Off We Go - Percussion Quartet
Panorama - Timpani; Piano
Proliferation Suite - Percussion Sextet
Scherzo (Goodman) - Percussion Trio
The Maestro - Snare Drum
The Worried Drummer - Snare Drum
Theme and Variations (Goodman) - Percussion Quartet
Timpiana - Percussion Duo; Timpani, Drumset

References

  1. Saul Goodman Hall of Fame Bio Retrieved 06/04/2012
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Goodman Saul Goodman Wikipedia, Retrieved 06/04/2012