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'Lord Of The Rings' Composer Howard Shore On The Score To Rule Them All17:30

Howard Shore. (Photography by Benjamin Ealovega 
(c) New Line Cinema 2012)
Howard Shore. (Photography by Benjamin Ealovega (c) New Line Cinema 2012)
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Howard Shore is a prolific, multiple Oscar-winning film composer. He's written scores for more than 80 movies, everything from David Cronenberg's "Crash," and "Naked Lunch," to Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" and "The Departed," to Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight."

But there's one score to rule them all: "The Lord of the Rings." Shore wrote the music for Peter Jackson's epic "Lord of the Rings" cycle. He also wrote the score for Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy.

Next week, Shore is returning to Boston and Berklee College of Music, his alma mater, for a special performance of the "Lord of the Rings Symphony" — a special adaptation of his Oscar-winning film scores.


Howard Shore, Academy Award-winning composer of over 80 film scores.

This segment aired on April 13, 2017.


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