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Norman Mathews

Norman Mathews’s art songs were performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, in 2003. His song cycle Songs of the Poet set to Walt Whitman poems, has been recorded by Munich Opera tenor Gregory Wiest on Capstone Records (CPS 8646) and has
been performed around the world. The cycle was also featured in a program entitled Whitman and Music presented by The American Composers Orchestra. His song The Last Invocation received the Recognition of Excellence Award at the 2003 Diana Barnhart American Art Song Competition. Mathews has also written for symphony orchestra, jazz performers, and the musical theatre.

You Might As Well Live, Mathews’s one-person musical play starring Karen Mason and based on the writings of Dorothy Parker, has been performed at the Harris Theatre of Music and Dance as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival and was seen at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. The play was awarded a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. Somebody Write Me a Song, his cabaret review written with lyricist Patty Seyburn was performed by Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway, and Peter Samuel. Lost Empires, a new musical based on the J. B. Priestley novel, written with co-book writer Todd Lehman and lyricist Patty Seyburn, is slated for a reading at The York Theatre in New York City in 2006. A demo CD for Lost Empires features Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, John Dossett, Danny Gurwin, and Brynn O’Malley.

Mathews holds a BA in music from Hunter College and an MA in music from New York University. His composition teachers have included Richard Hundley, Richard Danielpour, and Charles Turner. He has won several ASCAP awards.

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Works published by Graphite Publishing
Songs of the Poet (cycle) Secular voice, piano GP – M001
Sometimes with One I Love (from Songs...) Secular voice, piano GP – M001.1
Here the Frailest Leaves of Me (from Songs...) Secular voice, piano GP – M001.2
The Last Invocation (from Songs...) Secular voice, piano GP – M001.3
Songs of the Poet (cycle) Secular voice, orchestra GP – M001.4
Velvet Shoes Secular voice, piano GP – M002
Fancy Secular voice, piano GP – M003

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