Although known primarily for her work on the podium, Kim Diehnelt received initial musical training in the US and Finland as clarinetist and composer. 2011 marked a return to this original passion. Her compositions show a refined use of time and gesture, frequently employing counterpoint and modern-modal tonalities within a succinct time frame.
Commissioning a new work
Commissioning allows anyone to participate in bringing beauty and art into our world.
You may want to commission a work in honor of a special person or event, offer it as a gift or tribute, or use it to provide repertoire for outstanding artists or instrument types. I enjoy writing for specific players, to get to know their inherent character and persuasions. Ideally, the final work will offer the artist and listener a rich source of inspiration, complexity and depth.
A guideline for commissioning rates is available through NewMusic USA
“Austere counterpoint of quiet, timeless reflection punctuated by pauses of full, warm harmony. A captured moment - it lingers in the morning air.”
“Opening in a contemplative moment of low, velvet tones - an alternate scenario of amusement intervenes, expands to fullness - and then vanishes. The scene-en-scene dissolves leaving the original moment uninterrupted.”
N.B.: Employ vibrato with conscious intent. All note durations are approximate and pitches are relative.
Seating preference, left to right as seen by audience: clarinetist, flutist, oboist.
Caprio was written with the specific artistry of Joni Day in mind. I had the fortune to conduct and coach ensembles where Ms. Day played oboe, English horn, and oboe d’amore. Her sound – the color and poetry - stayed with me. Caprio presents the oboist in this realm of lyrical art.
Premiere: Waukegan Symphony Orchestra,
Joni Day, soloist. Oct. 23, 2011
Dedication: Oboist Joni Day
Duration: 10 mins