Howard Shore

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Howard Shore
Howard Shore, Canadian Film Centre, 2013-1.jpg
Shore in May 2013
Background information
Birth name Howard Leslie Shore
Born (1946-10-18) October 18, 1946 (age 71)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Classical, orchestral, film scores
Occupations composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer
Instruments Saxophone, Organ, Flute
Years active 1978–present
Website howardshore.com

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer. He is known for his movie scores.[1]

He has composed the scores for over 80 movies, mostly known for the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies.

Shore has also composed a few concert works including one opera, The Fly, based on the plot of David Cronenberg's 1986 movie premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on July 2, 2008,[2] a short piece Fanfare for the Wanamaker Organ and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a short overture for the Swiss 21st Century Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his three Academy Award wins, Shore has also won three Golden Globe Awards and four Grammy Awards.

References[change | change source]

  1. Handy, Bruce 'Lord of the Rings' Composer Howard Shore Talks Hobbits, His Start on 'SNL' and Working With Martin Scorsese Billboard. February 25, 2015
  2. "The Fly The Opera". The Fly The Opera. Retrieved December 18, 2012.