Bruce Rowland

Bruce Rowland (b. May 9, 1942 in Melbourne) 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. He 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 which were held in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He also composed special arrangements of some of his music for the 2002 musical theatre production "The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular" (which toured Australian capital cities — twice). The Original Cast Album of the show won the ARIA Award for Best Cast / Show Album). In 2003, Bruce Rowland won the ARIA Award for his score for the musical Rowland composed the music to the Oscar nominated animation "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello".


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