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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  • 26.
    Howard Shore: The Lord Of The Rings Symphony
    Label: Howe Records   Catalog: 1005 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Performer:  Kaitlyn Lusk
    Conductor:  Ludwig Wicki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  21st Century Chorus,  21st Century Symphony Orchestra
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  • 27.
    The  Symphonic Celtic Album
    Label: Silva Classics   Catalog: 6046 Release Date: 05/03/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carter Burwell,  Enya,  Howard Shore,  Seán O'Riada  ... 
    Conductor:  James Fitzpatrick,  Nic Raine,  Paul Bateman,  Kenneth Alwyn  ... 
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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Label: Varese Sarabande   Catalog: 067059 Release Date: 12/21/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Alfred Newman,  David Raksin,  Bernard Herrmann,  Alex North  ... 
    Performer:  Jimmie Rodgers,  Jennifer Warnes
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  • 30.
    Best Film 50
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31673 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  James Horner  ... 
    Performer:  Ernest Blanc,  Nicolai Gedda,  Gérard Caussé,  Augustin Dumay  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt,  Mariss Jansons,  Richard Hickox,  David Abel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
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  • 31.
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 2313 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore,  Emily Haines
    Performer:  Howard Shore,  Simon Chamberlain,  Metric
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
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  • 32.
    Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Score) / O.s.t.
    Label: Howe Records   Catalog: 1002 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Performer:  Sophie Shao
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian Chamber Orchestra,  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
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  • 33.
    Doubt - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Howe Records   Catalog: 1001 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
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  • 34.
    Original Works For Theremin - Rozsa: Spellbound;  Shore, Grainger, Etc / Lydia Kavina
    Label: Mode   Catalog: 199 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christian Wolff,  Percy Aldridge Grainger,  Olga Neuwirth,  Howard Shore  ... 
    Performer:  Lydia Kavina
    Conductor:  Charles Peltz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sospeso
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  • 35.
    Looking For Richard - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56139 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Voices
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Best Film Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70900 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Pachelbel  ... 
    Performer:  André Saint-Clivier,  Wayne Marshall,  Maria Tipo,  Andrei Gavrilov  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe,  Sir David Willcocks,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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  • 38.
    Great Film Fantasies / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80664 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore,  John T. Williams
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 39.
    Peace - Pure Classical Calm
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 76773 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Tavener,  Karl Jenkins,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Edward Saklatvala,  Arleen Augér  ... 
    Conductor:  David Hill,  Karl Jenkins,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Libor Pesek  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 40.
    James Galway - Wings Of Song
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4775085 Release Date: 09/14/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joaquin Rodrigo  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  Moray Welsh,  Jeanne Galway
    Conductor:  Klauspeter Seibel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    Epics / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80600 Release Date: 09/23/2003  
    Composer:  Elmer Bernstein,  John T. Williams,  Maurice Jarre,  Howard Shore  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    Label: Reprise   Catalog: 48110 Release Date: 11/20/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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  • 45.
    The Cell - Original Soundtrack
    Label: New Line   Catalog: 39003 Release Date: 09/05/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Howard Shore
    Conductor:  Howard Shore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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