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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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  • Izhorian

    Mr. Shore, you have literally created Middle Earth!

    Yesterday 2:06pm Reply
  • unknown_corpse

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [308] :(

    3 May 3:54pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    14 Apr 5:36pm Reply
  • masterofspoons

    Words can not describe how heartbreakingly beautiful Evenstar is.

    14 Apr 9:12am Reply
  • Natto_desu

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [307]

    12 Apr 11:33am Reply
  • InSolitaryRuin

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [306]

    11 Apr 6:16pm Reply
  • leoamaral08

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [305]

    25 Mar 6:35pm Reply
  • heygrutzmacher

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [304]

    22 Mar 11:11pm Reply
  • DividerOfShadow

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [303]

    2 Mar 9:53pm Reply
  • eklektiktastes

    Anybody can help with a download link for the Dead Ringers Remastered edition? Flac or 320 kpbs mp3? Thanks!

    27 Feb 2:07pm Reply
  • giokonda

    OK I love Hobbit too.

    26 Feb 11:57pm Reply
  • darkjavier

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel that Howard Shore is the best composer on Earth.

    25 Feb 10:03am Reply
  • tiffelectric

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [302]

    24 Feb 2:53am Reply
  • JoaoVictorMn

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [301]

    23 Feb 2:30am Reply
  • What-

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [300]

    22 Feb 4:30pm Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    The originality here is astounding. [2]

    22 Feb 11:34am Reply
  • Phthalo_blue

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [299]

    18 Feb 2:28am Reply
  • kornmanson112

    Everytime I hear the LOTR's soundtrack I feel so sad and nostalgic. It's like... I miss Middle Earth. [298]

    17 Feb 7:12pm Reply
  • giokonda

    But he was simply made for this. He captured the essence of Middle Earth. The LOTR soundtracks are irreplacable and precious. Hobbit is not as excellent - but maybe it's me not living so many years with this new music and letting in inhabit innermost corners of my being.

    15 Feb 12:21am Reply
  • LingPingBen

    The originality here is astounding.

    13 Feb 11:26pm Reply
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