Norman Mathews is a composer of art songs, chamber music, choral music, and instrumental works. He is also a musical theatre composer and playwright and has written for cabaret. His works in these genres have been performed by the leading Broadway and cabaret performers of our time.
On this site, you can listen to Mathews’ music, order sheet music, view information on Mathews’ two musicals (You Might As Well Live, about Dorothy Parker, and Lost Empires based on the novel by J. B. Priestley), as well as his classical repertoire, and his cabaret works. You will also be able to order tickets for upcoming productions or concerts, and become a part of the email list.
On the Listen/Download Page, you will find a live-performance CD of the Walt Whitman song cycle, Songs of the Poet. Dalton Baldwin, famed accompanist for Jessye Norman and Elly Ameling, says that these songs are “set with striking sensitivity and emotional depth.” To order sheet music for this work or other classical music by Norman Mathews, click on the Graphite Publishing website. You can also listen to brief excerpts from Rossetti Songs, a five-song cycle to Christina Rossetti poetry.
Also on the Listen/Download page you’ll find the demo CD of You Might As Well Live, , the demo CD of Lost Empires, and a live-performance CD of the musical revue, Somebody Write Me a Song.
On the News Page under You Might as Well Live, you can view a five-minute video starring Karen Mason of rehearsal excerpts from the show. Also on the News Page, you will learn out how to order sheet music from the composer.