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Bruce Rowland

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Bruce Rowland

Biography

Bruce Rowland (b. 9 May 1942, Melbourne, Aus.) is an Australian composer.

Rowland received his education at Caulfield Grammar School in his hometown. He learned piano and was a keyboard player for Australian music groups, and singers.

Some of Rowland's early work was in television, where he was musical director for ATV0's The Go!! Show, Fredd Bear's Breakfast-A-Go-Go and the Magic Circle Club, then Adventure Island for the ABC.

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. His other film scores include Now and Forever (1983), Phar Lap (1983), and the TV movie Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997), among others.

Mr. Rowland composed a special Olympics version of the main theme of The Man from Snowy River Suite, as well as conducting the orchestra, for the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney. He also composed special arrangements of some of his music for the 2002 musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular,which twice toured Australian capital cities. NBC Sports also uses some of the music from The Man from Snowy River soundtrack for their coverage of The Players Championship.

Rowland composed the music to the Oscar nominated animation The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005).


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