Howard Shore

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Howard Shore

Howard Leslie Shore (October 18, 1946), is a prize-winning composer. He composed the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings film series and The Hobbit film series.

He also appeared in a cameo in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He is one of the drinking Rohan soldiers during the drinking game which Legolas beat Gimli in.

In 2020, it was reported that Howard Shore was in talks with Amazon to compose the score for the television series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‎.[1] Eventually, he wrote and composed the main title theme for the series, while the rest of the score was composed by Bear McCreary.[2]

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  1. Mike Fleming Jr, "Oscar-Winning ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Howard Shore In Talks To Compose Music For Amazon Studios’ Middle Earth-Set TV Series" dated 19 September 2021, Deadline (accessed 20 September 2021)
  2. "‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Soundtrack Album Details" dated 18 August 2022, Film Music Reporter (accessed 10 October 2022)