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  • Real name : Howard Leslie Shore
  • Place of birth : Toronto
  • Date of birth : 18/10/1946


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Howard Shore (1946)

Howard Leslie Shore

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Howard Leslie Shore is a Canadian composer, notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979. Shore has also worked with Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, David Fincher and many other filmmakers.

He 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 2 July 2008., a short piece Fanfare for the Wanamaker Organ and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a short overture for the Swiss 21st Century Symphony Orchestra.

Shore is a three-time winner of the Academy Award, and has also won two Golden Globe Awards and four Grammy Awards. He is the uncle of film composer Ryan Shore. Shore serves on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Berklee College of Music.


 early life and career
Shore was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Bernice (née Ash) and Mac Shore. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston after graduating from Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. From 1969 to 1972, he performed with the group Lighthouse. In 1970 he was the music director of Lorne Michaels and Hart Pomerantz's short-lived TV program The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour. Shore wrote the music for Canadian magician Doug Henning's magical/musical Spellbound in 1974, and he was the musical director for Lorne Michaels' hugely influential late-night NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980, appearing in many musical sketches, including Howard Shore and His All-Nurse Band, and dressed as a beekeeper for a John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd performance of the Slim Harpo classic I'm a King Bee. Shore also suggested the name for The Blues Brothers to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

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Name Duration Released
Behold the Metatron 00:00 1999
Dogma 00:00 1999
Still 00:00 1999
John Doe Jersey 00:00 1999
Bartelby & Loki 00:00 1999
Stygian Triplets 00:00 1999
The Last Scion 00:00 1999
The Golgathan 00:00 1999
Mooby the Golden Calf 00:00 1999
801 A/B 07:17 1982
Welcome to Videodrome 04:13 1982
Long Live the New Flesh 03:27 1982
Pins and Needles 03:06 1982
TV Passions 05:51 1982
TV or Not TV 05:11 1982
A Slow Burn 04:49 1982








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