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Music for Symphony Orchestra

​Humberto Bruni, in addition to being a classical guitar performer, is also a composer. He has written numerous works for various musical ensembles. Some of them were written for full symphony orchestra, such as the "Overture in c minor Opus 121," which can be heard in the link provided below in this page.

Bruni has also made instrumentations of compositions by other authors, including the renowned "Canon in D Major" for strings by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel.

Among other pieces, Humberto Bruni has programmed and conducted every instrument of the famous "Adagio for Strings" Opus 11 by Samuel Barber, using Apple Logic with the Vienna Symphonic Library.

Overture Opus 121, C minor - Humberto Bruni 

Overture c minor - UnknowHumberto Brunin Artist
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The Overture Opus 121 in c minor, was composed from top to bottom in only 10 hours of continuous hard and intense work. Starting at 1 am of the 20th of December 2012 and was finished by 11 am. The recording of that Overture that is presented in this Site, is exactly the same that was finished that Twentieth of December 2012 at 11 am.

It sounds like you're describing the structure and thematic development of Humberto Bruni's "Overture in C minor, Opus 121." Let's break down the description you provided:

  1. Introduction (Section A): The overture begins with a brass quartet presenting a fraction of the main theme, setting the stage for the overall mood of sadness.

  2. Section A: The full string section enters solemnly, presenting the main theme with impressive and majestic intensity. This establishes a pervasive atmosphere of sadness that will persist throughout the piece.

  3. Transition: The violin section performs arpeggios of "open" chords (triads without the 3rd), accompanied by percussion, leading into the introduction of the second theme by the wind section.

  4. Section B: The music transitions to a quiet and peaceful oasis, where the harp takes a prominent role. This section provides contrast to the initial sadness, offering a moment of respite.

  5. Continuation of Sadness: Despite the brief respite in Section B, the overarching theme of sadness remains implacable and inexorable, continuing to influence the emotional tone of the overture.

This structure (A-B-A') is a common form in classical music, where the middle section (B) provides contrast to the outer sections (A and A'), typically through a change in key, mood, or orchestration.

 Variations on Pachelbel's Canon - Humberto Bruni 

Pachebel / Bruni - "Variatons on Canon in D Major" -
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The Canon by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel was written for a String Ensemble. The Theme of the Canon in D Major became well known.

This piece is really a "Theme with Variations", where the Theme of  the  Canon by Johann Pachelbel.

The Theme presented at the beginning and then come several variations that are performed up to fifteen different


 Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber 

Samuel Barber - "Adagio for Strings" -
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This "Adagio for Strings" (1936) by Barber was entirely programmed by Humberto Bruni using Apple Logic, in 2010. All musical decisions about each and every particular note (i.e. articulations, legato (slurs), dynamics, tempo, phrasing, etc.) were totally decided by Bruni. Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. This Adagio belongs to his String Quartet Opus 11.

“Humberto Bruni is one of the most outstanding personalities

of the Latin American musical process.”

- José Antonio Abreu
Orchestra conductor, pianist,

economist, educator, activist

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