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Name  Bruce Rowland
Albums  Amazing Grease
Genres  Rock and roll, Folk rock
Role  Musician
Music group  The Grease Band
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Died  June 29, 2015, Torbay, United Kingdom
Similar People  Alan Spenner, Neil Hubbard, Henry McCullough, Mick Weaver, Chris Stainton

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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.

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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".

NBC Sports also uses some of the music from The Man from Snowy River soundtrack for their coverage of The Players Championship.

Some of his 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.

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.

Bruce has just completed new music for the forthcoming The Australian Outback Arena Show on Queensland's Gold Coast, commencing Oct 4, 2009.

Awards

Awards won by Bruce Rowland

1982

  • Won the AFI Award for Best Score for The Man from Snowy River
  • 1983

  • Won the AFI Award for Best Score for Phar Lap
  • Won the Penguin Award for Best Score for All the Rivers Run
  • 1984

  • Won the Australasian Performing Rights Association Award for Best Score for The Man from Snowy River
  • 1985

  • Won the AFI Award for Best Score for Rebel
  • Won the Australasian Performing Rights Association Award for Best Score for The Man from Snowy River
  • Won the Australasian Performing Rights Association Award for Best Score for Phar Lap
  • 1989

  • Won the Australasian Performing Rights Association Award for Best Score for The Man from Snowy River (Return to Snowy River)
  • 2003

  • Won the ARIA Award for his score for The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular
  • 2005

  • Won the Australasian Performing Rights Association Award for Best Score for The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
  • Awarded the APRA/AGSC 'International Achievement Award'
  • Songs

    Mandolin Song
    Let It Be Gone
    All I Wanna Do
    Laughed At The Judge
    Jesse James
    Dwoogie Blue Monday
    To the Lord
    Pontardawe
    My Baby Left Me
    That's Your Business
    Rock & Roll Rodeo
    New Morning
    Down Home Mama
    Peyton Place Boogie
    Mistake No Doubt
    Reminiscing
    Honky Tonk Angels
    The Visitor
    Believe in What You Believe In
    Willie and the Pig

    References

    Bruce Rowland Wikipedia


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