Howard Shore

Composer

Howard Leslie Shore OC (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbitfilm trilogies. He won three Academy Awards for his work on the first trilogy, with one being for the original song “Into the West”, an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox and writer/producer Fran Walsh, who wrote the lyrics. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

 

Shore has also composed a few concert works including one opera, The Fly, based on the plot of Cronenberg’s 1986 film premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on July 2, 2008, 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.

 

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Discography

Year Album Label Tracks
2015 Spotlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Howe Records
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Reprise Records 19
2002 Panic Room (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Reprise Records 19
2001 The Score (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varèse Sarabande 12
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Reprise Records 18
Philadelphia Original Score 1994 Philadelphia (Original Motion Picture Score) Epic Soundtrax 16
The Client 1994 The Client (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Elektra 16
The Silence of the Lambs (Original Score) 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (The Original Motion Picture Score) MCA Records 13