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Howard Shore

September 10th, 2014

Birth Name:
Howard Leslie Shore

Born:
Howard Shore

Genre:
Soundtrack

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Howard Shore

Biography

Howard Shore has composed the scores for over 50 films, including The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, After Hours, Seven, and both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. His collaborations with David Cronenberg have resulted in scores for the films The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, and Crash, spanning a nearly 20-year period by the year 2001. Shore's formal education came at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. From 1969-1972 he recorded with the group Lighthouse. He was one of the original creators of Saturday Night Live and served as its musical director from 1975-1980. In 2000, Shore began work on one of the most expansive projects of his career when he signed on to produce scores for film adaptations of the Lord of the Rings series. He spent a year just working on the first film, using Tolkien's texts and drawing from eighth and ninth century music sources to try to evoke the books' magical worlds. Upon the completion of the Lords series in 2001, Shore created the scores for several Hollywood blockbusters including Panic Room (2002), The Aviator (2005), A History of Violence (2005), The Departed (2006), Doubt (2008), and Hugo (2011). In 2012 Shore, along with director Peter Jackson, returned to Middle Earth for the first of three Hobbit films.

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Name Album Time Price
1.
Sacrifice of Faramir (feat. Billy Bo.. Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 4:08 $1.29
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Concerning Hobbits Music from The Lord of the .. 2:44 $0.99
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Fellowship Music from The Lord of the .. 5:52 $0.99
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Old Friends (Extended Version) Hobbit: An Unexpected Journ.. 5:01 $1.29
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Feast of Starlight Hobbit: The Desolation of S.. 2:48 $1.29
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Over Hill Hobbit: An Unexpected Journ.. 3:44 $1.29
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Journey to the Grey Havens (feat. Si.. Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 7:34 $0.99
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Battle of the Pelennor Fields Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 4:10 $1.29
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Very Respectable Hobbit (Bonus Track.. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journ.. 1:22 $1.29
10.
Houses of Healing (feat. Liv Tyler) Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 2:58 $0.99
11.
Lighting of the Beacons Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 9:03 $0.99
12.
Twilight and Shadow Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 3:30 $1.29
13.
Green Dragon (feat. Billy Boyd &.. Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 0:34 $0.99
14.
Bridge of Khazad-dûm Music from The Lord of the .. 5:57 $0.99
15.
Kingsfoil Hobbit: The Desolation of S.. 2:25 $1.29
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Mirkwood (Extended Version) Hobbit: The Desolation of S.. 5:31 $1.29
17.
Quest for Erebor Hobbit: The Desolation of S.. 3:22 $1.29
18.
White Council (Extended Version) Hobbit: An Unexpected Journ.. 9:41 $1.29
19.
Roast Mutton (Extended Version) Hobbit: An Unexpected Journ.. 4:57 $1.29
20.
Eagles (feat. Renée Fleming) Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 2:23 $0.99
21.
Grace of Undómiel (feat. Renée Fle.. Lord of the Rings: The Retu.. 6:21 $0.99
22.
Departed Tango (feat. Marc Ribot and.. Departed (Music from the Mo.. 3:38 $0.99
23.
May It Be (Vocals Version) [Featurin.. Music from The Lord of the .. 4:46 $0.99
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Forth Eorlungas / Isengard Unleashed Music from The Lord of the .. 8:30 $0.99
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Shadow of the Past / A Knife In the .. Music from The Lord of the .. 7:26 $0.99

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