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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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  • eN4ez

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    18 Apr 2:02pm Reply
  • Visutox

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [257]

    10 Apr 9:54pm Reply
  • Shundrik

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [256]

    6 Apr 2:23pm Reply
  • Izhorian

    The "Beyond the Forest" track which played at the end of the Hobbit: DoS credits.. It is magical <3

    3 Apr 8:51pm Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    I completely adore The Lord of the Rings soundtracks, and especially The Complete Recordings. I think it's the best film music ever released, in terms of scope, creativity, attention to detail and overall complexity, matched only by Williams' work on Star Wars. Seriously, this is some epic shit.

    31 Mar 8:45pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    he deserves my respect !

    26 Mar 8:15am Reply
  • Akatian

    His Middle-earth scores are absolutely magical.

    23 Mar 2:15am Reply
  • Jamtage

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [255 ]

    22 Mar 6:03pm Reply
  • esma-

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [254]

    19 Mar 10:04pm Reply
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  • jazzthieve

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [253]

    13 Mar 3:43am Reply
  • Oriol1992

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [252]

    26 Feb 1:40pm Reply
  • ThemisNyx

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [251]

    22 Feb 7:21pm Reply
  • tfaaon

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. [250] It's like... I miss LOTR compared to the shitty Hobbit movies !

    22 Feb 2:06pm Reply
  • bilias666

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [249]

    22 Feb 11:29am Reply
  • asiatea

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [248]

    16 Feb 10:21pm Reply
  • ErichWhite

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [247]

    12 Feb 3:27pm Reply
  • Purlpi

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [246]

    5 Feb 6:46pm Reply
  • krissthewinter

    Old gods, how I love Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit soundtracks.

    3 Feb 6:32am Reply
  • Velimirius

    The Houses of Healing - ft. Liv Tyler <3

    30 Jan 3:06pm Reply
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