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Fantasia on Lady of Spain

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Tolchard Evans

Tolchard Evans (arr. Donald Hunsberger)

General Info

Year: 1931 / 1960
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion area, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Db Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (or Timbales)
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lady of Spain is a popular song written in 1931 by Tolchard Evans with lyrics by Erell Reaves. The accordion version was by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J. Damerell, retaining Reaves' lyrics.

The song is often played on the accordion. Starting in 1947, Dick Contino popularized the song in a Horace Heidt–Philip Morris series of talent contests. This was the theme song of Myron Floren, the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show.

The earliest recordings of this song are sung by Al Bowlly, recorded in 1931 (the year the song was written).

The song was also featured in the TV version of Jeeves and Wooster as one of the few songs that the band that some of the members of the Drones Club actually know. The song was also featured in the 1977 film Slap Shot, where player/coach Reggie Dunlop (played by Paul Newman) tears up the organist's music and tells him "Don't ever play 'Lady Of Spain' again!". This line is still popular today in several teams' arenas, where the fans will respond with Newman's line if Lady Of Spain is played during the game.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 20 June 2017
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Judd, conductor) - 25 January 2015

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