Howard Shore

Biography

Born: October 18, 1946; Toronto, Ontario, Canada  
Howard Shore has composed the scores for over 50 films, including The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, After Hours, and Seven. His collaborations with David Cronenberg have resulted in scores for Cronenberg's 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
Read more 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. Read less
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  • 1.
    Enchanted Isle / Voces8
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002960102 Release Date: 01/18/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Paul Brennan,  Howard Shore,  Samuel Barber  ... 
    Performer:  Gareth McLearnon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8,  Sibéal
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  • 2.
    100 Best Film Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 553645 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Alfred Newman,  Richard Strauss,  John Williams,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Ernest Blanc,  Nicolai Gedda,  Gary Hoffman,  Gérard Caussé  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Bateman,  Rudolf Kempe,  Geoff Love,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Jean-Marie Leclair,  The Hungarian Quartet,  Il Giardino Armonico  ... 
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  • 3.
    Hollywood Blockbusters, Vol. 2
    Label: Royal Philharmonic   Catalog: 50 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Powell,  John Williams,  Jóhann Jóhannsson,  Hans Zimmer  ... 
    Performer:  Duncan Riddell,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Nic Raine,  James Fountain  ... 
    Conductor:  Nic Raine
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  • 4.
    Brahms, Shore - Live 2014 / Martin, BCMF
    Label: Bcmf Records   Catalog: 6 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Howard Shore
    Performer:  Ettore Causa,  Ani Kavafian,  Stewart Rose,  Sarah Beaty  ... 
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  • 5.
    Detours: Music For Percussion & Piano
    Label: Big Round Records   Catalog: 8938 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ennio Morricone,  Howard Shore,  Paul Desmond,  Sean Beeson
    Performer:  Joel Goodfellow,  Cesar Aguilar 'El Gullo',  Joe Porter
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  • 6.
    Five Sax At The Movies
    Label: Orlando Records (Classical)   Catalog: 16 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leroy Shield,  Nino Rota,  Ennio Morricone,  Michael Giacchino  ... 
    Performer:  Rupert Struber,  Jacek Obstarczyk,  Mariam Vardzelashvili,  Zoltan Kiss
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Five Sax
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  • 7.
    Peter Hollens
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 501365 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ed Sheeran,  Jeremy Soule,  Jason Mraz,  Claude-Michel Schönberg  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Hollens,  Evynne Hollens
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  • 8.
    Label: Watertower Music   Catalog: 39488 Release Date: 12/10/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Howard Shore,  Ed Sheeran
    Performer:  Ed Sheeran
    Conductor:  Conrad Pope
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  • 9.
    A Change In Me / Jean Danton
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1452 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Stephen Sondheim,  Cole Porter,  Richard Rodgers,  Rupert Holmes  ... 
    Performer:  Doug Hammer,  Steve Chaggaris,  Jean Danton
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  • 10.
    Piano Guys 2 [deluxe Edition Cd/Dvd]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 372303 Release Date: 05/07/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Al Van Der Beek,  Steven Sharp Nelson,  Howard Shore,  Jon Schmidt  ... 
    Performer:  Al Van Der Beek,  Steven Sharp Nelson,  Jon Schmidt,  Lindsey Stirling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
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  • 11.
    The Piano Guys 2
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 371094 Release Date: 05/07/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Al Van Der Beek,  Steven Sharp Nelson,  Howard Shore,  Jon Schmidt  ... 
    Performer:  Steven Sharp Nelson,  Jon Schmidt,  Al Van Der Beek,  Lindsey Stirling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Piano Guys
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  • 12.
    L'Excellence Se Fete - A Celebration of Excellence
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 297257 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  André Mathieu,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Alain Lefčvre,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Louise-Andrée Baril,  Valerie Milot  ... 
    Conductor:  Yoav Talmi,  Bruno Weil,  Jeanne Lamon,  Jean-Philippe Tremblay  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet,  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,  La Pieta  ... 
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  • 13.
    The Silver Violin / Benedetti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001760902 Release Date: 02/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Gustav Mahler,  John Williams,  Howard Shore  ... 
    Performer:  Nicola Benedetti,  Alexei Grynyuk,  Leonard Elschenbroich,  Tom Dunn  ... 
    Conductor:  Kirill Karabits
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Shore: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
    Label: Watertower Music   Catalog: 39372 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Label: Watertower Music   Catalog: 39373 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Howard Shore
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  • 16.
    A Time For Us / Dubeau, La Pieta
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 28736 Release Date: 11/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nino Rota,  John Williams,  Ennio Morricone,  John Barry  ... 
    Performer:  Angčle Dubeau
    Conductor:  Angčle Dubeau
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Pieta
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  • 17.
    Shore: A Dangerous Method / Original Soundtrack
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 798726 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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  • 18.
    Cinema Concertante / Herkenhoff, Zacher, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 785 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Elmer Bernstein,  Gabriel Yared,  Ennio Morricone,  Yann Tiersen  ... 
    Performer:  Ulrich Herkenhoff
    Conductor:  Frank Zacher
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  • 19.
    Music Camera Action!
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 29825 Release Date: 10/26/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Elton John,  Paul McCartney,  Benoît Charest  ... 
    Conductor:  Gilbert Patenaude
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
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  • 20.
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
    Label: Reprise   Catalog: 48521 Release Date: 11/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
    Label: Reprise   Catalog: 48379 Release Date: 12/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Original Score) / Shore
    Label: Reprise   Catalog: 48110 Release Date: 11/20/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  London Oratory School Schola
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