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1 Music 1010 Semester Presentation

2 BRUCEROWLAND Composer and Conductor

3 Bruce Rowland: Early Life Born: May 9, 1942 Born: May 9, 1942 Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne, Australia. Oldest in his family, has two brothers. Oldest in his family, has two brothers. Family was musically talented and actively involved. Family was musically talented and actively involved. Involved in musical theater as a child. Involved in musical theater as a child.

4 So it begins…. Went to Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne. Went to Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne. Began to play piano. Began to play piano. Played piano in Australian pop bands and for other Australian singers. Played piano in Australian pop bands and for other Australian singers. Began to get television gigs. Began to get television gigs.

5 The start of his T.V. career The Go!! Show. The Go!! Show. Worked with “The Strangers” (1964). Worked with “The Strangers” (1964). Back up piano for Roy Orbinson (The Beach Boys). Back up piano for Roy Orbinson (The Beach Boys). The Magic Circle Club (1965). The Magic Circle Club (1965).

6 Getting Experience television, commercials and more Adventure Island (1968) 10 songs for 50 weeks of the year. Wrote over 2,000 jingles. Learned skills of resourcefulness.

7 His Big Break! The Man From Snowy River (1982) The Man From Snowy River (1982) Composed score and Composed score and soundtrack. soundtrack. Studied conducting Studied conducting with Robert Rosen. with Robert Rosen. AFI Award -Score AFI Award -Score

8 Other Works Phar Lap (1983) Phar Lap (1983) Rebel (1985) Rebel (1985) 1985: He bough a home in the United States. 1985: He bough a home in the United States.

9 “Projects” Royal Fanfare (1988) Royal Fanfare (1988) Return to Snowy River (1989) Return to Snowy River (1989) Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner (1996) Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner (1996) Sydney Opening Ceremony 2000 Olympics. Sydney Opening Ceremony 2000 Olympics.

10 More Projects Australian Outback Spectacular Australian Outback Spectacular The Man From Snowy River- Arena Spectacular The Man From Snowy River- Arena Spectacular Short film: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) Short film: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) The Cup (2010) The Cup (2010)

11 Where Is He Now?? Homes in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Homes in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. Australia.

12 “ I believe that inspiration comes from desperation. It’s about what you can achieve under the pressure of a deadline. If it has to be done by ‘tomorrow’ it’s quite often as simple as what feels right at the time.” – Bruce Rowland

13 AWARDS AFI (Australian Institute) : The Man From Snowy River, Phar Lap, Rebel AFI (Australian Institute) : The Man From Snowy River, Phar Lap, Rebel APRA ( Australian Performing Rights Association) : Phar Lap, Return to Snowy River, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello APRA ( Australian Performing Rights Association) : Phar Lap, Return to Snowy River, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association Award) : The Man From Snowy River- Arena Spectacular ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association Award) : The Man From Snowy River- Arena Spectacular BAFTA Nomination : The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello Academy Award Nomination: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

14 Composition Main Theme : Approx. 1:31 Main Theme : Approx. 1:31 Clancy’s Theme : Approx. 2:12 Clancy’s Theme : Approx. 2:12 Jessica’s Theme (Breaking In The Colt) : Approx. 3:20 Jessica’s Theme (Breaking In The Colt) : Approx. 3:20 The Chase : Approx. 5:03 The Chase : Approx. 5:03 Jim’s Ride : Approx. 1:31 Jim’s Ride : Approx. 1:31 From the film The Man From Snowy River

15 Main Theme 1982, AAV Studios. 1982, AAV Studios. Festival Records. Festival Records. Eight musical components used. Eight musical components used.

16 Listening Guide 0:00 – Begins with a slow build up and volume crescendos. Ensemble begins to play and the French Horn plays a loud and dominant melody. About 140 bpm. 0:00 – Begins with a slow build up and volume crescendos. Ensemble begins to play and the French Horn plays a loud and dominant melody. About 140 bpm. 0:30 - Melody continues, now with trumpets heard. The piece shows repetition. Violins then take over the melody. The acoustic guitar comes in, and the tempo slows. 0:30 - Melody continues, now with trumpets heard. The piece shows repetition. Violins then take over the melody. The acoustic guitar comes in, and the tempo slows. 1:00 – Acoustic guitar continues the melody, the guitar fades out and chimes are rhythmically heard. The tempo slows and the French Horns play a few beats. Song fades. 1:00 – Acoustic guitar continues the melody, the guitar fades out and chimes are rhythmically heard. The tempo slows and the French Horns play a few beats. Song fades. 1:31 - Ends 1:31 - Ends

17 Clancy’s Theme 1982, AAV Studios. 1982, AAV Studios. Festival records. Festival records. 7 main instruments and voice used. 7 main instruments and voice used. For a specific character. For a specific character.

18 Listening Guide 0:00 – Begins with a man’s bass voice humming. An acoustic guitar being finger-picked then takes over the melody. Played in the tenor key and very slow in tempo. 0:30 the flutes harmonize with the guitar. 0:00 – Begins with a man’s bass voice humming. An acoustic guitar being finger-picked then takes over the melody. Played in the tenor key and very slow in tempo. 0:30 the flutes harmonize with the guitar. 0:45 - Violins take over the melody. Melody switches off being played by the flutes and violins. 0:45 - Violins take over the melody. Melody switches off being played by the flutes and violins. 1:30 – Violins and acoustic guitar play. Guitar then takes over the melody, with violin holing out notes over. At 1:51 the humming comes back. The humming ends while the violins/guitar fade out. 1:30 – Violins and acoustic guitar play. Guitar then takes over the melody, with violin holing out notes over. At 1:51 the humming comes back. The humming ends while the violins/guitar fade out. 2:12 - Ends 2:12 - Ends

19 Jessica’s Theme (Breaking In The Colt) 1982, AAV Studios. 1982, AAV Studios. Festival records. Festival records. Used in 2000 Olympic Ceremony. Used in 2000 Olympic Ceremony. Piano is main instrument. Piano is main instrument.

20 Listening Guide 0:00 – Song begins with the piano, playing a mix of chords and melody. At 0:39 the violins being to harmonize with the piano. The piano begins to fade out. 0:00 – Song begins with the piano, playing a mix of chords and melody. At 0:39 the violins being to harmonize with the piano. The piano begins to fade out. 0:45 – Violins and piano are playing the melody. The cello comes in at 1:14 until 1:20. 0:45 – Violins and piano are playing the melody. The cello comes in at 1:14 until 1:20. 1:30 – Section starts with the flutes playing the melody, the piano is an octave higher. Gradually an ensemble comes in. the tempo is fast and the rhythm uneven. 1:30 – Section starts with the flutes playing the melody, the piano is an octave higher. Gradually an ensemble comes in. the tempo is fast and the rhythm uneven. 2:15 – Piano continues. Violins play high trill notes. 2:15 – Piano continues. Violins play high trill notes. 3:00 – Triads are played by the piano, then played an octave higher. Song begins to fade out. 3:00 – Triads are played by the piano, then played an octave higher. Song begins to fade out. 3:20 – Ends. 3:20 – Ends.

21 The Chase 1982, AAV Studios. 1982, AAV Studios. Festival Records. Festival Records. French Horns are loudly heard. French Horns are loudly heard. Uses instruments to represent the characters. Uses instruments to represent the characters.

22 Listening Guide 0:00 – Violins play high trill notes. French Horns set melody in a Calvary charge style. Ensemble gradually comes in. Cellos play a steady beat. Trumpets/French Horns take turns playing the melody. At 0:24-0:29 the acoustic guitar is alone. Violins add in. 0:00 – Violins play high trill notes. French Horns set melody in a Calvary charge style. Ensemble gradually comes in. Cellos play a steady beat. Trumpets/French Horns take turns playing the melody. At 0:24-0:29 the acoustic guitar is alone. Violins add in. 0:45 – Acoustic guitar plays, then the cello takes over. Continues a pulsating rhythm. 1:01 French horns are added in. 0:45 – Acoustic guitar plays, then the cello takes over. Continues a pulsating rhythm. 1:01 French horns are added in. 1:30 – Percussion comes in. At 1:54 the instruments fade out and the French horn plays solo. The drums do a drum roll and French horns continue. 1:30 – Percussion comes in. At 1:54 the instruments fade out and the French horn plays solo. The drums do a drum roll and French horns continue. 2:15 – Build up of drums and violin. Brief rest, then the ensemble continues. At 2:45 the acoustic guitar has a solo. Then the French horns add in. At 2:48 a drum set does beat instead of the cello. 2:15 – Build up of drums and violin. Brief rest, then the ensemble continues. At 2:45 the acoustic guitar has a solo. Then the French horns add in. At 2:48 a drum set does beat instead of the cello.

23 Cont. 3:00 – Drums continue to keep the beat. Volume of the piece increases. Violin takes over the melody. There’s a rest, then the acoustic guitar begins. 3:00 – Drums continue to keep the beat. Volume of the piece increases. Violin takes over the melody. There’s a rest, then the acoustic guitar begins. 3:45 – Ensemble continues, this section ends with a cymbal crash. 3:45 – Ensemble continues, this section ends with a cymbal crash. 4:30 – The ensemble continues with the drums playing the melody. At 4:49 all instruments come in with a thunderous thun thun thun. The ensemble begins to fade out. 4:30 – The ensemble continues with the drums playing the melody. At 4:49 all instruments come in with a thunderous thun thun thun. The ensemble begins to fade out. 5:03 – Ends. 5:03 – Ends.

24 Jim’s Ride 1982, AAV Studios. 1982, AAV Studios. Festival records. Festival records. Incorporates emotion. Incorporates emotion.

25 Listening Guide 0:00 – Begins with a strong drum roll. Violins create a pulsating beat. Sounds similar to The Main Theme. Crescendos and increase of tempo. 0:00 – Begins with a strong drum roll. Violins create a pulsating beat. Sounds similar to The Main Theme. Crescendos and increase of tempo. 0:30 – French horns commence. Trumpets add in. a simple one hand piano melody is played at a high octave. 0:30 – French horns commence. Trumpets add in. a simple one hand piano melody is played at a high octave. 1:00 – The ensemble resumes. There are two sets of the French horns playing, a rest, then playing again. The horns fade out. 1:00 – The ensemble resumes. There are two sets of the French horns playing, a rest, then playing again. The horns fade out. 1:31 – Ends. 1:31 – Ends.

26 bibliography Images: Google Images Images: Google Images Unknown Author. “1988 Brisbane” ExpoMuseum.com. Urso Chappell, 1998-2013. Web. 29 September 2013 http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/ Unknown Author. “1988 Brisbane” ExpoMuseum.com. Urso Chappell, 1998-2013. Web. 29 September 2013 http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/ Unknown Author. “Bruce Rowland”. All Music. AllMusic, 2013. 2013, Web. 29 September 2013 { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/12/3510588/slides/slide_26.jpg", "name": "bibliography Images: Google Images Images: Google Images Unknown Author.", "description": "1988 Brisbane ExpoMuseum.com. Urso Chappell, 1998-2013. Web. 29 September 2013 http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/ Unknown Author. 1988 Brisbane ExpoMuseum.com. Urso Chappell, 1998-2013. Web. 29 September 2013 http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/http://www.expomuseum.com/1988/ Unknown Author. Bruce Rowland . All Music. AllMusic, 2013. 2013, Web. 29 September 2013


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