Music for Symphony Orchestra

Humberto Bruni besides being a Classical Guitar performer he is also a composer.

He has written numerous works for many different musical ensembles. Some

of those compositions are written for full Symphony Orchestra, like the "Overture"

in c minor Opus 121 which it can be heard in the link below in this page.

 

Also, Bruni has made instrumentations of compositions by other 

authors like the renowned "Canon in D Major" for strings by the

German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel.

Among others pieces, the famous "Adagio for Strings" Opus 11 by Samuel Barber, 

Humberto Bruni has programed and conducted every instruments of this 

Adagio by using Apple Logic with the Vienna Symphonic Library.

"Overture" in c minor Opus 121 by Humberto Bruni

Humberto Bruni - Overture for Symphony Orchestra -
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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 twentieth day 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.

Brief Analysis 

The Overture structure is divided clearly in three sections:   A-B-A'. The introduction is performed by a brass quartet which performs 

only one fraction of the main theme of the Overture. Then, the full String Section enters and solemnly  presents the Overture Theme (Section A) with an impressive and a 

majestically intensity, which instantaneously make the audience capture the overall ambience of sadness that will be encountered throughout the whole Overture. Suddenly just the violin section take their turn performing a sequence of arpeggios of "open" chords (triads without the 3rd) accompanied with the percussion, then the whole wind section introduces the second Theme of the Overture. Progressively the music is taken the audience to a quite and peacefully oasis (Section B), where the Harp takes the main role. But the implacable and inexorable sadness that was presented from the beginning, 

"Variations on Pachelbel's Canon" by 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

instruments.

"Adagio for Strings" by 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.