Jessica’s Theme Intermediate Piano Solo feat. Grace Lam

Jessica's Theme Piano solo - The Man from the Snowy River

I love how the melody seems to slow and start again, the variation in the tempo and freedom in rhythm. For me, the beginning chords depict snowy, winter scene, not harsh, but ethereal. If we used the same chords sped up, we would find ourselves in a hectic icy winter scene.

I improvised a bit later on. How do you like this piece?

Get the sheet music for this piano solo here. It’s an intermediate contemporary piano solo.

Jessica’s Theme (Breaking in the Colt) from the 1982 film The Man from the Snowy River is a lilting piano solo composed by Bruce Rowland. It won the 1982 AFI Award for Best Original Music Score. The film itself was an Australian western and won awards in the USA.

Thanks for the suggestion to play this, Gail!


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  • Reply Rod January 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Well done Grace, a great tune and a very well played. Regards Rod

  • Reply Rosie January 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks, Grace, for the relaxing music. Nice job. It’s good to see you enjoying yourself. FWIW, I found the sheet music to follow along for just this song here: I’m interested in seeing the whole movie now and found it at my library.

    • Reply Grace Lam January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Rosie, Thanks for the link! The same score is also available on Amazon as a printed score. And yes, this was fun to record. I arranged some music recently, so look out for that!

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