The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
Bergin: Liebesleid

James Bergin: Liebesleid (2010)

for Bohlen-Pierce clarinet

Accustomed as I am to using a 72-note octave with intervals as small as a twelfth-tone, writing for the Bohlen-Pierce clarinet presented an intriguing  challenge!  I searched for expressive and fresh melodic intervals, and tried to shape them into long, legato phrases that would allow the clarinet to sing.

Score to Liebesleid