Bruce to attend Fans Of Film Music Society Event

May 17 2018

Bruce is pleased to be announced as a guest at the Fans of Film Music Society's next event.

"We could not be more excited and honored to have Bruce Rowland attend as he's coming a VERY long distance all the way from Australia just to attend our event and meet us. Thank you Bruce for making the very long trip, we are so honored.

The oldest of three sons, Bruce was born into a very musical family - he, his parents and his brothers shared a passion for music, in particular musical theatre.

During the 1960's Bruce worked with pop group The Strangers, backing the most popular recording artists at the time and touring with many international artistis including Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys. In the mid sixties Bruce wrote the music for children's television programs Magic Circle Club and Adventure Island. In the 1970's Bruce moved onto writing jingles for radio and television, producing over 2,000 jingles. The eighties started Bruce on some ambitious film projects, writing the scores for some of Australia's most successful films. His first film was The Man from Snowy River (1982), which saw the soundtrack achieve double platinum status and won Bruce his first AFI award. Following this tremendous success, Bruce then wrote the scores for Phar Lap (1983) and Rebel (1985) winning him a further two AFI's. Since then, Bruce has written the scores for over 40 films in Australia and the USA. He was honoured in 2006 with the APRA International Achievement Award for his work in film. "

- Peter Hackman

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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).

Continue Reading Review...

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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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