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Metro Gnome

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Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois

This work bears the designation Opus 162.

General Info

Year: 1997 / 2001
Duration: 3:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €85.00   |   Score Only (print) - €17.00


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

  • Bongos (3)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum


  • Percussion I-II, m.96: The bongo notes suddenly change location on the staff.

Program Notes

Metro Gnome was written for the founder of HAFABRA Music, Louis Martinus, and is a short "genre" piece. Upon receiving Martinus's request, Bourgeois composed the piece in a single night. It features a mix of simple, compound and complex time signatures within a song-like form. Despite its rhythmic complexity, the themes are lyrical and in a lighthearted style.

- Program Note by Gregory Harris


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Aaron Burgess, conductor) – 16 October 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Serenade (Flex instrumentation) (adapt. Brand) (1965/1980/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Bourgeois, D. (2001). Metro Gnome [score]. Hafabra Music: Fourons, Belgium.
  • Perusal score