By: Brian Aguilar
Time:  2:00
Grade:  5
Price:  $65.00

“In the Face of Madness, rationality was powerless” is a quote from The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. This line jumped out a me when I was reading the novel and I jotted it down as a title to be used at some future date.  When I was commissioned to created a new piece in the style of “The Vile Maxim,” (a grade 6 percussion feature also available on I found that the title just worked with the music.

Written for Christy Latham and the Santa Cruz High School percussion section.

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Tenors (Quints)
Bass Drums (5)
Marching Cymbals
Bells 1, 2
Xylophone 1, 2
Finger Cymbals