Lady of Spain

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Tolchard Evans

Tolchard Evans (arr. Lucien Cailliet)

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General Info

Year: 1931 / 1939
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Tenor Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


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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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 22 September 2019

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