Howard Shore. Scott Jenkins Music 1010. Born on October 18 th , 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Bernice and Mac Shore . School at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute which is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Born on October 18th, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Bernice and Mac Shore.
His first major film was “The Brood” (1979). David and Howard would form a career bonding friendship, because Howard did the music for all of David’s films, with the exception of just one, “The Dead Zone”(1986).
The Trilogy would be Howard’s most successful pieces. Some were surprised to have Howard Shore doing the Trilogy series, mainly because he was primarily associated with dark, ominous films and had never scored an epic of this scale. Howard proved to them that he had a large range of creativity, so much so that he won his first Oscar, as well as a Grammy Award. Howard got nominations for a Golden Globe and BAFTA. All of which he deserved rightfully for the research, writing, and hard work he did for the unique culture of “The Lord of the Rings”.The Lord of the Rings
Howard won his second Oscar for Best Original Score, as well as a third for Best Original Song, which he shared with Fran Walsh and Annie Lennox. Howard is the only living composer to have scored a “Top Five” Oscar winning film.
“The Army of the West, with Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Pippin…marches to the Black Gate. The Mouth of Sauron comes out to discuss terms and presents tokens which were owned by Frodo; he then departs and the army of Mordor attacks them.” (Daniel Bowers)Composition History
1:34 – Climax of the piccolo is over, french horns take over while accompanied by the violins again. Brass starts to banter back and forth. Violins play smooth and soothing.
1:21 – Snare drum comes back in to start the pace; accompanied with chorus of tenors. The tenors fade out and brass takes its place.
2:46 – Singing become softer. Chanting style stops with longer notes, while the brass takes over the melody.
1:22 – Chorus finishes, with now the orchestra focusing on the violin build accompanied with brass and drum. Violins get louder as the drums beat gets faster.
2:19 – Chimes ring through a solo violin playing high notes to emphasis the mood of the song. It is distinct to sound different and stand out.