Howard Shore

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Howard Shore
Howard Shore, Canadian Film Centre, 2013-1.jpg
Shore in May 2013
Background information
Birth nameHoward Leslie Shore
Born (1946-10-18) October 18, 1946 (age 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresClassical, orchestral, film scores
Occupation(s)composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer
InstrumentsSaxophone, Organ, Flute
Years active1978–present

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.

Influences[change | change source]

Shore stated composers like Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, John Williams, John Coltrane, Elmer Bernstein, John Barry and Maurice Jarre as influences.

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. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.