Open Invitation




Publisher: New York Voices
Year of Publication: 1995
Voicing: SSATB with rhythm section (optional SATB version)
Duration: 5:00
Level: IV

As recorded by New York Voices (“What’s Inside” – 1993, GRP), this is an old NYV brazilian jazz favorite . . . Darmon wrote the music and Lauren wrote the lyrics. This song features a mellow alto lead, with substantive ensemble sections. The vamp out allows for some call and response with the audience, and can also be used as an improvisational vamp.

Note: This arrangement is also available through UNC JazzPress. However, the NYV Music version is notated a bit more clearly.

Sop: F2 – Db4
Alto: F2 – C4
Tenor: Bb1 – A3
Bass: Bb1 – A3