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Howard Shore (1946-    )

Howard Shore, composerHoward Shore has composed the scores to more than 60 films and recently received the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, for which he was also honored with the Los Angeles Film Critics and The Chicago Film Critics Award. Shore's outstanding film work also includes The Silence Of The Lambs and Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme; Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton; Seven and The Game, directed by David Fincher; Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith; and After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese. Other recent film scores are The Score, The Yards, Analyze This, Mrs. Doubtfire and Big. Shore's long standing collaboration with David Cronenberg has produced the scores to The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash and eXistenZ. Howard Shore was formally educated at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He recorded with the group Lighthouse from 1969 to 1972. As one of the original creators of Saturday Night Live, he served as Musical Director from 1975 to1980. Shore has been honored with 2 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, a Grammy Award nomination, and 2 BAFTA Award nominations in Great Britain. He has also received a Gotham Award in New York, the Saturn Award for Science Fiction and a Genie Award in Canada. In May 2000, Shore was honored during a week long retrospective of his work presented by the University of Ghent in Belgium.
-  SoundtrackNet

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Shore Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Shore on Shore
Saturday Night Live, TV series music (1975) [unknown episodes]
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses, film score (1978)
The Brood, film score (1979)
Scanners, film score (1981)
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever, TV special music (1981)
Videodrome, film score (1983)
The New Show, TV series music (1984, 5 episodes)
Nothing Lasts Forever, film score (1984)
After Hours, film score (1985)
Fire with Fire, film score (1986)
The Fly, film score (1986)
Heaven, film score (1987)
Nadine, film score (1987)
Moving, film score (1988)
Big, film score (1988)
Dead Ringers, film score (1988)
Signs of Life, film score (1989)
An Innocent Man, film score (1989)
She-Devil, film score (1989)
Hughie, [bass fl, English horn, bass cl, bass trom, violin and piano] (1990's) [a sketch of the Eugene O'Neill character]
The Lemon Sisters, film score (1990)
Scales of Justice, TV series music (1990, 2 episodes) [ Regina vs Logan, 1990; Regina vs Horvath, ????]
Made in Milan, film score (1990)
The Local Stigmatic, film score (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs, film score (1991)
A Kiss Before Dying, film score (1991)
Naked Lunch, film score (1991)
Prelude to a Kiss, film score (1992)
Single White Female, film score (1992)
Sliver, film score (1993)
Guilty as Sin, film score (1993)
M. Butterfly, film score (1993)
Mrs. Doubtfire, film score (1993)
Philadelphia, film score (1993)
The Client, film score (1994)
Ed Wood, film score (1994)
Nobody's Fool, film score (1994)
Se7en, film score (1995)
Moonlight and Valentino, film score (1995)
White Man's Burden, film score (1995)
Looking for Richard, film score (1996)
Before and After, film score (1996)
The Truth About Cats & Dogs, film score (1996)
Crash, film score (1996)
Striptease, film score (1996)
That Thing You Do!, film score (1996)
Ransom, film score (1996; rejected, not used)
Cop Land, film score (1997)
The Game, film score (1997)
Gloria, film score (1999)
eXistenZ, film score (1999)
Analyze This, film score (1999)
Dogma, film score (1999)
Piano Four, piano (1999)
Camera, film score (2000)
High Fidelity, film score (2000)
The Yards, film score (2000)
Esther Kahn, film score (2000)
The Cell, film score (2000)
Chinese Coffee, film score (2000; rejected, not used)
The Score, film score (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, film score (2001) [Oscar winner; Golden Globe nominee]
Panic Room, film score (2002)
Spider, film score (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, film score (2002)
Gangs of New York, film score (2002)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special, TV special music (2003)
Happy the Man, TV film score (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, film score (2003) [Golden Globe winner; Oscar winner]
    - The Lord of the Rings Symphony, 6 movements, orchestra and chorus (2004)
The Aviator, film score (2004) [Golden Globe winner]
La opresión, film score (2005)
A History of Violence, film score (2005)
Lord of the Brush, TV film score (2005)
King Kong, film score (2005; rejected, not used)
The Departed, film score (2006)
The Garden, chorus (2006)
The Last Mimzy, film score (2007)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation (S.U.N), MMORPG/massive online role playing game, online video game music (2007)
Chacun son cinéma (To Each His Own Cinema), film score (2007) [segment: "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World ...]
Eastern Promises, film score (2007) [Golden Globe nominee]
The Betrayal - Nerakhoon, film score (2008)
Doubt, film score (2008)
The Fly, opera (2008) [based on music from the 1986 film]
Fanfare, organ and orchestra (2008) [commisioned by Macy's for its 150th anniversary]
P.O.V., TV series music ( 2009, 1 episode) [ The Betrayal - Nerakhoon, 2009]
Edge of Darkness, film score (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, film score (2010)
The Spider, film score (2011) (pre-production)
Sinatra, film score (2011) (announced)
Vancouver Olympics Music (2010)
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, film score (2011) (announced)
Silence, film score (2011) (in production)
The Hobbit, film score (2011) (announced)

WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Shore Links    ~ ~ ~    Shore on Shore     ~ top of page ~
The Fly, opera (2008)

The Lord of the Rings Symphony, 6 movements, orchestra and chorus (2004)
Fanfare, organ and orchestra (2008) [commisioned by Macy's for its 150th anniversary]
Vancouver Olympics Music (2010)

The Garden, chorus (2006)

Hughie, [bass fl, English horn, bass cl, bass trom, violin and piano] (1990's) [a sketch of the Eugene O'Neill character]

Piano Four, piano (1999)

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SHORE  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Shore on Shore      ~ top of page ~
Howard Shore, Oscar Winner and Opera Composer (Canal Académie)
Projecting Tolkien's Musical Worlds: A Study of Musical Affect in  ... Lord of the Rings (Matthew Young, The Free Library)
Score of the Rings (Christopher Coleman,
Searching for the Deep Places (
Symphony In See (Giles Smith, The New Yorker)

Composer's website

Shore @ Wikipedia
Shore @ AllAboutOpera
Shore @
Shore @
Shore @ CITWF / Complete Index to World Film
Shore @ Classical Archives
Shore @ Classical Composers Database
Shore @ Classical Net
Shore @ ClassicsToday
Shore @ Danish Film Society
Shore @ digitalSymphonix
Shore @ Dilettante Music
Shore @ Facebook
Shore @ Fandango
Shore @ Filmbug (via google)
Shore @ Film Reference
Shore @ Film Score Monthly (via google)
Shore @ Filmtracks (via google)
Shore @ The Filter
Shore @
Shore @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Shore @ InstantEncore
Shore @ mfiles
Shore @ Mode Records
Shore @ MSN Movies
Shore @ MSN Music
Shore @ Movie Music UK
Shore @ MusicWeb International
Shore @
Shore @ MySpaceMusic
Shore @ Naxos
Shore @ The New York Times
Shore @ NPRmusic
Shore @ The Oscar Site
Shore @ Radio City Music Hall
Shore @
Shore @ SoundtrackCollector
Shore @ Soundtrack Express (via google)
Shore @ SoundtrackNet
Shore @ SoundUnwound
Shore @

Streaming Audio
Shore @ Classical Archives
Shore @ The Filter
Shore @
Shore @ MySpaceMusic
Shore @ NPRmusic
Shore @ PRX (Public Radio Exchange)    also     here
Shore @ Rhapsody

Shore @ ArkivMusic
Shore @ ClassicsOnline
Shore @ Discogs
Shore @ Mode Records

Shore @ YouTube

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Shore on Shore: On his opera "The Fly" (VIDEO)

Shore on Shore: On "The Lord of the Rings Symphony" (VIDEO)

Shore on Shore: Use Well the Days: On "The Return of the King" (VIDEO)


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