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Howard Shore

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1975 – present)

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, orchestrator, conductor and music producer best known for composing the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the score for The Silence of the Lambs, and for the films of David Cronenberg. He played in Canadian group Lighthouse from 1968 to 1972. He is the uncle of composer Ryan Shore.

He was born to a Jewish family in and studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. From 1969 to 1972, he performed with the group Lighthouse. In 1974, Shore wrote the music for Canadian magician Doug Henning’s magical/musical “Spellbound” co-starring fledgling actress Jennifer Dale. He was the musical director for the television show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980, appearing in many musical sketches including the All-Nurse Band and dressed as a beekeeper for a John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd performance of the Slim Harpo classic I’m a King Bee. He also suggested the name for the Blues Brothers to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

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Shore has written the music for such various major film productions as The Silence of the Lambs, Mrs. Doubtfire, Philadelphia, Ed Wood, Se7en, Dogma, High Fidelity, Panic Room and The Aviator, the last of which earned him a Golden Globe.

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  • Clackers

    Has the full soundtrack leaked yet? I have heard Ironfoot. Not bad, but I didn't like the bagpipes.

    10 hours ago Reply
  • Laumercury

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [285]

    23 Nov 7:56am Reply
  • humzaashraf

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [284]

    17 Nov 11:21pm Reply
  • DOOMONFOREVER

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [283]

    17 Nov 7:51pm Reply
  • Clackers

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies samples sound pretty cool, although I was not blown away by them yet.

    11 Nov 3:22pm Reply
  • dark_audrey

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [282]

    8 Nov 6:45pm Reply
  • Misanthropic77

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [281]

    6 Nov 10:17pm Reply
  • Karen_Helena

    This Gollum's Song jazz version is soooo perfect. ♥

    5 Nov 6:14pm Reply
  • FelipeMath

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [280]

    31 Oct 2:49pm Reply
  • Vargathrone

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [279]

    29 Oct 7:28pm Reply
  • JCFantasy23

    The Fly - Epic

    27 Oct 11:21pm Reply
  • ANTON_YO

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [278]

    27 Oct 5:26pm Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King - The Complete Recordings streamable on Spotify, also on YouTube.

    27 Oct 10:43am Reply
  • hiuslakka

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [277]

    18 Oct 11:42am Reply
  • SoccerZocker

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [276]

    17 Oct 7:05am Reply
  • framgena

    Обожаю саундтрек к "Hugo" ! Эти волшебно-сказочные мелодии,с особенным Французским колоритом... Настолько же талантлив,как Гиаччино,или маэстро Поль Мориа..

    7 Oct 7:35pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    La-La Land Records just announced the release of "Expanded & Remastered" versions of "Dead Ringers", "Naked Lunch" and "Crash".

    1 Oct 7:44pm Reply
  • Cammy150

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [275]

    1 Oct 7:20pm Reply
  • Greanu

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [274]

    20 Sep 6:35am Reply
  • TheFooLiSTeNeR

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [273]

    16 Sep 5:06pm Reply
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