By: Brian Aguilar
Time:  2:20
Grade:  6
Price:  $70.00

“All for ourselves and nothing for other people seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.”
-Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776

Selfishness, greed, power. All of these ooze throughout the music in The Vile Maxim, a grotesquely aggressive, arrogant, and over-the-top piece with deceptive subtleties and nuance.  Suitable for the best of best who want to be pushed to new limits.  This piece does require a minimum number of players on several parts, so this would not be a good fit for a small ensemble.

Written originally for Golden Valley High School, Merced, CA.

The Vile Maxim MP3          The Vile Maxim Score Sample 1          

The Vile Maxim Score Sample 2          The Vile Maxim Score Sample Score 3


Snare Line (min. 3 players)
Tenor Line (Quints, min. 2 players)
Bass Line (5)
Cymbal Line
Bells 1, 2, 3
Xylo 1, 2, 3
Marimba 1, 2