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Howard Shore was born on October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Howard Leslie Shore. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See full bio »
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 2015 Gymnasiearbetet: En Introduktion (Documentary short) (stock music)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2013 Jimmy P. (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2012 Cosmopolis (music producer)
 2011 Hugo (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2011 A Dangerous Method (conductor) / (music adaptation) / (orchestrator)
 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2010 Edge of Darkness (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2010 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.145 (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Episode #1.144 (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Episode #1.137 (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (music conductor - 1 episode, 2009) (music producer - 1 episode, 2009) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (2009) ... (music conductor) / (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 2008/I Doubt (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2007 Eastern Promises (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 2005 A History of Violence (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2004 The Aviator (conductor: score) / (orchestrator: score) / (score producer)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2001 The Score (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Shadow Magic (music consultant)
 2000 The Cell (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2000 The Yards (music conductor) / (music orchestrator)
 2000 High Fidelity (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1999 Saturday Night Live Christmas (Video) (musical director)
 1999 Dogma (conductor) / (music mixer) / (music orchestrator)
 1999 eXistenZ (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Nova (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Coma (1997) ... (composer: additional music)
 1997 The Game (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Cop Land (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 That Thing You Do! (conductor: score)
 1996 Striptease (conductor)
 1996 Crash (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs (music conductor) / (music orchestrator)
 1996 Before and After (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 Looking for Richard (Documentary) (conductor)
 1995 White Man's Burden (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1994 Nobody's Fool (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1994 Ed Wood (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1994 The Client (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Philadelphia (conductor)
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire (orchestrator)
 1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (composer: title theme)
 1993 M. Butterfly (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Sliver (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1992 Dream On (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Domestic Bliss (1992) ... (composer: "Saturday Night Live" theme)
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss (conductor)
 1991 Naked Lunch (conductor)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying (conductor)
 1990 Postcards from the Edge (music supervisor: musical numbers)
 1990 Quick Change (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1989 She-Devil (conductor)
 1988 Dead Ringers (conductor)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (musical director)
 1986 Belizaire the Cajun (music producer)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (musical director - 96 episodes, 1975 - 1980) (music producer - 18 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (music director - 1 episode, 1975)
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... (music producer)
- Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... (music producer)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (musical director)
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1984 Places in the Heart (additional music producer)
 1983 Silkwood (music coordinator)
 1981 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (performer: Lasers)
 1978 Drop Dead, Dearest (conductor)
 1970 The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour (TV Series) (musical director)
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Alternate Names:

Howard Shore and his All Monster Band | Howard Shore and his Bobby Blue Band | The Candy Slice Group | Howard | Howard 'Bud' Shore
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Was inspired by Richard Wagner; in particular his Ring of the Nibelung cycle of operas; in composing his scores for the Lord of the Rings films. One exception to this was the Shelob's Lair scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), in which Peter Jackson told him to "go off and pretend you're making another movie for David Cronenberg. This should sound like The Fly (1986)!". See more »

Trademark:

Heavy use of violins and choirs. See more »

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