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Wish The Children Would Come On Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz

by The Westerlies

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Marcelo Brissac
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Marcelo Brissac The precision, the harmony, the heat by the metals, the beatiful countrapoint, the melodies, the humor! Viva the sound by the Westerlies! And the beatiful music by Wayne Horvitz!
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Mrules Just want to say that I chose this album over 2Pac's Greatest Hits on iTunes...'nuff said...BOOM...(drops mic)

& I'm all the better for it. This is the perfect album for introverts. Whether you're reading / studying - alone, surfing the net - alone, or relaxing amongst nature - alone, fear not, this album will be your BFF, kindred spirit, &/or soul brother from another mother. I am haunted after listening to it. It's a rare debut masterpiece & a true desert island disc.

Bravo, 3 White Dudes + 1 Little Indian, Brav-O!
Favorite track: Wish The Children Would Come On Home.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Picked up on this from Dave Douglas' Greenleaf podcast 'A Noise From The Deep' (do check it out...it's terrific).I've listened to Wayne Horvitz since 'The Miracle Mile' and Zony Mash times...I think he's a wonderful Composer (especially for the Theatre - he composed haunting music for a production of 'Death Of A Salesman'...some of which is performed here).
Kenneth Pyron
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Kenneth Pyron I find myself drawn to this album for unexplained reasons. The music is perfect with tea or coffee in the morning, not as a simple quiet album, but as an engaging, precise series of pieces that simply cause the listener to actively listen. Well recorded, extraordinarily well played and arranged from Wayne's music. Favorite track: 9/8.
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    Also includes a digital booklet featuring liner notes by Wayne Horvitz and photography by Andrew J.S.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in a beautiful digipack with accompanying booklet, featuring photography by Andrew Swanson and artwork/design by David Foarde

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wish The Children Would Come On Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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9/8 05:19
Interlude 01:06
Triads 01:37
Interlude 00:44
Home 01:46
Interlude 00:50
Barber Shop 02:33


Riley Mulherkar - trumpet
Zubin Hensler - trumpet
Andy Clausen - trombone
Willem de Koch - trombone
Wayne Horvitz - DX7 synthesizer (4, 8, 12, 16)

All compositions by Wayne Horvitz (Other Room Music/ASCAP)

Produced by Wayne Horvitz
Co-produced by Zubin Hensler

Recorded by Eric Eagle at Hg Studios, Lopez Island WA, August 2013
Mixed and mastered by Tom Lazarus at Stadiumred Studios, New York
Executive Producer: Tony Reif

Recorded and mixed in 24 bits/88.2K
Copyright 2014 Songlines Recordings

Photography by Andrew J.S.
Artwork & design by David Foarde


released May 13, 2014


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“folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous.” - NPR

"Chamber music with bracing melodies and, crucially, an undeniable sense of fun." - L.A. Times

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