Anne Carlini music review of 'The Man From Snowy River And Other Themes'

Mar 8 2017

For those of you not in the know, Bruce Rowland is a well-known Australian composer. He composed the soundtrack for the 1982 movie 'The Man from Snowy River', as well as the soundtrack for its 1988 sequel 'The Man from Snowy River II' (which has the United States title of 'Return to Snowy River', and the United Kingdom title of 'The Untamed').

Both films were based on Banjo Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River. His other film scores include Now and Forever (1983), Phar Lap (1983), Bushfire Moon (1987), Cheetah (1989), Weekend with Kate (1990), Gross Misconduct (1993), Andre (1994), Lightning Jack (1994), Zeus and Roxanne (1997) and the TV movie Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997).

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New Album - Bruce Rowland: The Man From Snowy River And Other Themes For Piano

Feb 14 2017

Bruce's new album Bruce Rowland: The Man From Snowy River And Other Themes For Piano is now available. This album features piano interpretations of some of Bruce's most regarded works, including stand out cues from the Snowy River films.

US stockist: Varese Sarabande

Australian stockists coming soon.

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Interview with Bruce Rowland by Jenni Gyffyn

Jul 16 2014

"Anyone would think that Bruce Rowland writes music to watch horses by, given the subject-matter of his three best-known film scores, THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, PHAR LAP, and RETURN TO SNOWY RIVER (known in Australia as THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER II). He also owns a magnificent property where (you guessed it) he keeps horses, as well as a large music room crammed with awards, musical instruments, tapes and records as proof of his achievements over the last twenty years..."

Continue reading the full interview by Jenni Gyffyn on Soundtrack Magazine (Vol.9/Nos.34/1990) website.

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Musical Score for The Cup

Oct 13 2011

Bruce produced the musical score for Australian film The Cup, the heart-wrenching story of jockey Damien Oliver's journey to win the 2002 Melbourne Cup on Media Puzzle - rated a long shot by the bookies.

The film was being directed by Emmy Award winning Simon Wincer and stars Stephen Curry as Damien Oliver and Bill Hunter as Bart Cummins along with Brendon Gleeson and Tom Burlinson. Bruce produced the musical score which included a large orchestral element. The Cup was for released in October 2011.

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Australian Outback Spectacular launches on the Gold Coast

Oct 5 2009

The Australian Outback Spectacular

Bruce has just finished composing the music for the Australian Outback Arena Spectacular. The $23 million extravaganza live show, which tells the story of the Australian Light Horse Brigade, from World War I. The show fully immerses you with spectacular sets, music and light show. The music combines traditional film-score orchestral style music with a contemporary country blue/grass rock style.

The show is currently playing on the Gold Coast. For more information visit

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