Saul Goodman (percussionist)
Goodman was born in New York, the son of Polish Jewish emigrants, Abraham L. Goodman and Yetta Feigenbaum Goodman. He grew up in Brooklyn, and learned under the instruction of Alfred Friese, whom he succeeded as principal timpanist in the New York Philharmonic. Goodman 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.
- Modern Method for Timpani
- Modern Classic Solos for Snare Drum
- Saul Goodman Memorial Percussion Ensemble Collection
- Introduction and Allegro (Timpani)
- Ballad for the Dance (Timpani & Suspended Cymbal)
- Scherzo for Percussion For 3 Players
- Theme and Variations For 4 Players
- Proliferation Suite For 7 Players
- Elden C. “Buster” Bailey, New York Philharmonic
- Everett "Vic" Firth, Boston Symphony Orchestra
- William Kraft, Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Leon Milo, composer, percussionist. and sound artist
- Ruth Underwood, percussionist Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention from 1967 to 1977
- Tatsuo Sasaki, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (assistant timpani/percussion), Orquestra Sinfonica Brazileiro (timpanist), San Diego Symphony (timpanist)
- Thomas, Richard McG., Jr. (January 30, 1996). "Saul Goodman, 89, a Timpanist Who Made Drums Sing, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- Fairchild, Frederick D. "Hall of Fame: Saul Goodman". pas.org. Percussive Arts Society. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
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