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Howard Shore

Howard Shore

Howard 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 Rohirrim at the drinking game between Legolas and Gimli.

Shore is also reported to be in talks with Amazon to compose the score for their upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series.[1]


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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)