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Lisa DeSpain

Lisa DeSpain is a New York City based composer of jazz and theater. Her awards include the 2000 ASCAP/IAJE Commission Honoring Duke Ellington, an NEA Jazz Fellowship, and an Aaron Copland Fellowship. She studied jazz piano under Eliane Elias and Ellis Marsalis and jazz composition under Manny Album. She currently serves as Music Director for 60's pop icon, Lesley Gore. Ms. DeSpain specializes in training young voices for the theater. She serves as vocal coach for the Harlem School for the Arts and at Professional Performing Arts School. Her students appear in Broadway productions such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Hairspray. She is the editor and creator of Alfred Music Publishing's new series of Broadway Anthologies for the teen and young voice titled Broadway Presents!

Also highly decorated in the musical theater and modern dance communities, Ms. DeSpain is the recipient of a Dramatist Guild Jonathen Larson Fellowship, Eugene O'Neil Fellowship, and a New Dramatists development grant. The New York Times has heralded her work with modern dance legend, Donlin Foreman as "intoxicating" and "witty and intelligent." She has worked as arranger for Madeleine Peyroux, Kelly Clarkson, The Big Apple Circus, and for the charities Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang.

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Broadway, Here I Come! : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Smash : 00-45535 : 038081512747

Lisa DeSpain : Broadway, Here I Come!

Originally written for the television series "Smash," this showstopper is perfect as a concert or cabaret theme. The underlying rhythmic pulse reflects the drive one feels when headed toward the goal of many performers: "I'll pull myself together, I'm focused on the prize . . . Broadway, here I come!"

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Musical: Smash

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45535 | Showtrax CD Available


Broadway, Here I Come! : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Smash : Sheet Music : 00-45536 : 038081512754

Lisa DeSpain : Broadway, Here I Come!

Originally written for the television series "Smash," this showstopper is perfect as a concert or cabaret theme. The underlying rhythmic pulse reflects the drive one feels when headed toward the goal of many performers: "I'll pull myself together, I'm focused on the prize . . . Broadway, here I come!"

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Musical: Smash

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45536 | Showtrax CD Available


Broadway, Here I Come! : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Smash : Sheet Music : 00-45537 : 038081512761

Lisa DeSpain : Broadway, Here I Come!

Originally written for the television series "Smash," this showstopper is perfect as a concert or cabaret theme. The underlying rhythmic pulse reflects the drive one feels when headed toward the goal of many performers: "I'll pull myself together, I'm focused on the prize . . . Broadway, here I come!"

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Musical: Smash

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45537 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Rain on My Parade : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Jule Styne : Barbra Streisand : Funny Girl : Sheet Music : 00-32893 : 038081358017

Lisa DeSpain : Don't Rain on My Parade

This dynamic song from the musical Funny Girl is one of Barbra Streisand's signature tunes. Its upbeat lyrics and rhythmic drive make it a concert favorite. Also performed by Rachel on the TV show Glee.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Jule Styne | Lyricist: Bob Merrill Performed By: Barbra Streisand | Musical: Funny Girl

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-32893 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Rain on My Parade : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Jule Styne : Barbra Streisand : Funny Girl : Sheet Music : 00-32894 : 038081358024

Lisa DeSpain : Don't Rain on My Parade

This dynamic song from the musical Funny Girl is one of Barbra Streisand's signature tunes. Its upbeat lyrics and rhythmic drive make it a concert favorite. Also performed by Rachel on the TV show Glee.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Jule Styne | Lyricist: Bob Merrill Performed By: Barbra Streisand | Musical: Funny Girl

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-32894 | Showtrax CD Available


Don't Rain on My Parade : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Jule Styne : Barbra Streisand : Funny Girl : Sheet Music : 00-32895 : 038081358031

Lisa DeSpain : Don't Rain on My Parade

This dynamic song from the musical Funny Girl is one of Barbra Streisand's signature tunes. Its upbeat lyrics and rhythmic drive make it a concert favorite. Also performed by Rachel on the TV show Glee.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Jule Styne | Lyricist: Bob Merrill Performed By: Barbra Streisand | Musical: Funny Girl

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-32895 | Showtrax CD Available


Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Green Day : American Idiot : Sheet Music : 00-35827 : 038081400235

Lisa DeSpain : Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot

Music by one of the most popular performing groups of our era is tearing up the Broadway stage in the groundbreaking production of American Idiot. Four songs from this Grammy-winning musical are featured in this six-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain Performed By: Green Day | Musical: American Idiot

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-35827 | Showtrax CD Available


Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Green Day : American Idiot : Sheet Music : 00-35828 : 038081400242

Lisa DeSpain : Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot

Music by one of the most popular performing groups of our era is tearing up the Broadway stage in the groundbreaking production of American Idiot. Four songs from this Grammy-winning musical are featured in this six-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain Performed By: Green Day | Musical: American Idiot

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-35828 | Showtrax CD Available


Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Green Day : American Idiot : Sheet Music : 00-35829 : 038081400259

Lisa DeSpain : Green Day on Stage: Selections from American Idiot

Music by one of the most popular performing groups of our era is tearing up the Broadway stage in the groundbreaking production of American Idiot. Four songs from this Grammy-winning musical are featured in this six-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain Performed By: Green Day | Musical: American Idiot

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-35829 | Showtrax CD Available


Hamilton : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Lin-Manuel Miranda : Hamilton : Sheet Music : 00-46320 : 038081514543

Lisa DeSpain : Hamilton

Critics are calling the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awardae, and GRAMMYae Award-winning musical Hamilton "the most exciting and significant musical of the decade." This nine-minute medley is the perfect introduction to the amazing music of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton. Titles: Alexander Hamilton * My Shot * The Schuyler Sisters * The Room Where It Happens * Helpless * Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down).

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Lin-Manuel Miranda | Lyricist: Lin-Manuel Miranda | Musical: Hamilton

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $4.99 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46320 | Showtrax CD Available


Hamilton : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Lin-Manuel Miranda : Hamilton : Sheet Music : 00-46321 : 038081527000

Lisa DeSpain : Hamilton

Critics are calling the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awardae, and GRAMMYae Award-winning musical Hamilton "the most exciting and significant musical of the decade." This nine-minute medley is the perfect introduction to the amazing music of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton. Titles: Alexander Hamilton * My Shot * The Schuyler Sisters * The Room Where It Happens * Helpless * Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down).

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Lin-Manuel Miranda | Lyricist: Lin-Manuel Miranda | Musical: Hamilton

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $4.99 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46321 | Showtrax CD Available


I Got You : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Bring It On - The Musical : Sheet Music : 00-45574 : 038081513133

Lisa DeSpain : I Got You

Co-written by the composer of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton, this funky, positive finale from 2012's cheerleading-themed musical is chock full of fun. Energetic call-and-response writing propels the song forward, while a super-singable hook grows each time it returns until the brilliant and boisterous end. Fresh!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Amanda Green | Musical: Bring It On - The Musical

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45574 | Showtrax CD Available


I Got You : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Bring It On - The Musical : Sheet Music : 00-45575 : 038081513140

Lisa DeSpain : I Got You

Co-written by the composer of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton, this funky, positive finale from 2012's cheerleading-themed musical is chock full of fun. Energetic call-and-response writing propels the song forward, while a super-singable hook grows each time it returns until the brilliant and boisterous end. Fresh!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Amanda Green | Musical: Bring It On - The Musical

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45575 | Showtrax CD Available


I Got You : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Bring It On - The Musical : Sheet Music : 00-45576 : 038081513157

Lisa DeSpain : I Got You

Co-written by the composer of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton, this funky, positive finale from 2012's cheerleading-themed musical is chock full of fun. Energetic call-and-response writing propels the song forward, while a super-singable hook grows each time it returns until the brilliant and boisterous end. Fresh!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Amanda Green | Musical: Bring It On - The Musical

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45576 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31146 : 038081339184

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31146 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31147 : 038081339191

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31147 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31148 : 038081339207

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31148 | Showtrax CD Available


Johnny One Note : 2-Part : Lisa DeSpain : Richard Rodgers : Babes in Arms : Sheet Music : 00-31149 : 038081339214

Lisa DeSpain : Johnny One Note

This swing-style Broadway classic from the Rodgers & Hart musical Babes in Arms features the most clever music lyrics about poor Johnny, who could only successfully sing one note! Appropriate for choirs of all ages.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Lorenz Hart | Musical: Babes in Arms

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31149 | Showtrax CD Available


Light : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Next to Normal : Sheet Music : 00-46481 : 038081530154

Lisa DeSpain : Light

This moving ballad from the groundbreaking musical Next to Normal is perfect as that show-stopping moment in any concert. Strong lyrics and soaring vocals make this a real powerhouse!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Brian Yorkey | Musical: Next to Normal

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46481 | Showtrax CD Available


Light : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Next to Normal : Sheet Music : 00-46482 : 038081530161

Lisa DeSpain : Light

This moving ballad from the groundbreaking musical Next to Normal is perfect as that show-stopping moment in any concert. Strong lyrics and soaring vocals make this a real powerhouse!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Brian Yorkey | Musical: Next to Normal

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46482 | Showtrax CD Available


Light : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Tom Kitt : Next to Normal : Sheet Music : 00-46483 : 038081530178

Lisa DeSpain : Light

This moving ballad from the groundbreaking musical Next to Normal is perfect as that show-stopping moment in any concert. Strong lyrics and soaring vocals make this a real powerhouse!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Tom Kitt | Lyricist: Brian Yorkey | Musical: Next to Normal

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46483 | Showtrax CD Available


Next to Normal: A Choral Medley : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-33132 : 038081360409

Lisa DeSpain : Next to Normal: A Choral Medley

Next to Normal is a thrilling, groundbreaking, Tony award-winning musical, and definitely one of the most talked about Broadway productions of our time. This 5-minute medley captures the inventive spirit and powerhouse music of the show.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33132 | Showtrax CD Available


Next to Normal: A Choral Medley : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-33133 : 038081360416

Lisa DeSpain : Next to Normal: A Choral Medley

Next to Normal is a thrilling, groundbreaking, Tony award-winning musical, and definitely one of the most talked about Broadway productions of our time. This 5-minute medley captures the inventive spirit and powerhouse music of the show.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33133 | Showtrax CD Available


Next to Normal: A Choral Medley : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-33134 : 038081360423

Lisa DeSpain : Next to Normal: A Choral Medley

Next to Normal is a thrilling, groundbreaking, Tony award-winning musical, and definitely one of the most talked about Broadway productions of our time. This 5-minute medley captures the inventive spirit and powerhouse music of the show.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33134 | Showtrax CD Available


Once : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-40010 : 038081446691

Lisa DeSpain : Once

Based on the Academy Award-winning film featuring the music of Glen Hansard, this musical was also a multiple Tony winner. An artistic five-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-40010 | Showtrax CD Available


Once : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-40011 : 038081446707

Lisa DeSpain : Once

Based on the Academy Award-winning film featuring the music of Glen Hansard, this musical was also a multiple Tony winner. An artistic five-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-40011 | Showtrax CD Available


Once : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-40012 : 038081446714

Lisa DeSpain : Once

Based on the Academy Award-winning film featuring the music of Glen Hansard, this musical was also a multiple Tony winner. An artistic five-minute medley.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-40012 | Showtrax CD Available


Pippin : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Stephen Schwartz : Pippin : Sheet Music : 00-41810 : 038081468907

Lisa DeSpain : Pippin

From the original Broadway opening in 1972 to the 2013 Tony for Best Musical Revival, the story of the young prince Pippin has delighted audiences around the world. Based on the recent revival, this five-minute medley captures all the joy, wonder, and excitement of the stage.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Stephen Schwartz | Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz | Musical: Pippin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-41810 | Showtrax CD Available


Pippin : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Stephen Schwartz : Pippin : Sheet Music : 00-41811 : 038081468914

Lisa DeSpain : Pippin

From the original Broadway opening in 1972 to the 2013 Tony for Best Musical Revival, the story of the young prince Pippin has delighted audiences around the world. Based on the recent revival, this five-minute medley captures all the joy, wonder, and excitement of the stage.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Stephen Schwartz | Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz | Musical: Pippin

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-41811 | Showtrax CD Available


Pippin : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Stephen Schwartz : Pippin : Sheet Music : 00-41812 : 038081468921

Lisa DeSpain : Pippin

From the original Broadway opening in 1972 to the 2013 Tony for Best Musical Revival, the story of the young prince Pippin has delighted audiences around the world. Based on the recent revival, this five-minute medley captures all the joy, wonder, and excitement of the stage.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Stephen Schwartz | Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz | Musical: Pippin

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-41812 | Showtrax CD Available


Tommy : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Pete Townshend : The Who : Tommy : Sheet Music : 00-43503 : 038081490434

Lisa DeSpain : Tommy

This fast-paced, energy-filled, six-minute medley really captures the excitement of the groundbreaking musical. Based on The Who's 1969 double album Tommy, the show took home multiple Tony Awards when it opened. Still cutting-edge after all these years!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Pete Townshend Performed By: The Who | Musical: Tommy

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-43503 | Showtrax CD Available


Tommy : SSAB : Lisa DeSpain : Pete Townshend : The Who : Tommy : Sheet Music : 00-43504 : 038081490441

Lisa DeSpain : Tommy

This fast-paced, energy-filled, six-minute medley really captures the excitement of the groundbreaking musical. Based on The Who's 1969 double album Tommy, the show took home multiple Tony Awards when it opened. Still cutting-edge after all these years!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Pete Townshend Performed By: The Who | Musical: Tommy

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-43504 | Showtrax CD Available


Tommy : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Pete Townshend : The Who : Tommy : Sheet Music : 00-43505 : 038081490458

Lisa DeSpain : Tommy

This fast-paced, energy-filled, six-minute medley really captures the excitement of the groundbreaking musical. Based on The Who's 1969 double album Tommy, the show took home multiple Tony Awards when it opened. Still cutting-edge after all these years!

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain | Composer: Pete Townshend Performed By: The Who | Musical: Tommy

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-43505 | Showtrax CD Available


Who Could Ask for Anything More? : SATB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-37904 : 038081423760

Lisa DeSpain : Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Pay tribute to one of America's all-time greatest songwriting teams! These seven memorable compositions of George and Ira Gershwin celebrate life, love, and music. Enjoy this 8 1/2-minute medley of some of their best-known songs, arranged with flair and style.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37904


Who Could Ask for Anything More? : SAB : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-37905 : 038081423777

Lisa DeSpain : Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Pay tribute to one of America's all-time greatest songwriting teams! These seven memorable compositions of George and Ira Gershwin celebrate life, love, and music. Enjoy this 8 1/2-minute medley of some of their best-known songs, arranged with flair and style.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $3.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37905


Who Could Ask for Anything More? : SSA : Lisa DeSpain : Sheet Music : 00-37906 : 038081423784

Lisa DeSpain : Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Pay tribute to one of America's all-time greatest songwriting teams! These seven memorable compositions of George and Ira Gershwin celebrate life, love, and music. Enjoy this 8 1/2-minute medley of some of their best-known songs, arranged with flair and style.

Arranger: Lisa DeSpain

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-37906

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