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Howard Shore

Discussion in 'Music' started by Nad, Apr 27, 2003.

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  1. Nad

    Nad Rocket Ranger

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    Howard Shore is an amazing composer who has done such works as That Thing you Do, and Lord of the Rings. He has won an Academy award for his efforts and composes gorgeous music.
     
  2. Nad

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    This is about Lord of the Rings and Shores next job of writing and composing music for the upcoming Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.


    LOS ANGELES -- Lord of the Rings fans around the world are eagerly awaiting next winter's release of The Return of the King, the final instalment of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy. Meanwhile, one person intimately involved with the project has had an advance peek at a rough cut of the film and he is already suggesting that director Peter Jackson has created a masterpiece.

    "I can tell you that having seen The Return of the King, it is a great film," says Canadian composer Howard Shore. "It is amazing."

    Shore has the mammoth task of creating a musical score for all three sections and this places him in a privileged position because if he is to do his job properly, he must see each movie well in advance.

    "You're ultimately dealing with a nine- to 10-hour film," Shore explains. Furthermore, music is an ongoing part of the creative fabric. "You're creating a large musical work, a 10-hour piece, using all the Tolkien languages."

    Shore, who began his musical career with the legendary Canadian rock group Lighthouse, won an Academy Award last winter for the score he composed for The Fellowship of the Ring, the first movie in the trilogy.

    He's been spending hours watching Return of the King and in the early stages he doesn't even think about putting notes on paper. "It's the beginning process because you just want to absorb it and feel something about it. Then comes the more technical process. How does the music relate to the film? What are the tempos? What are the colours?"

    Once the composing is done, the performance and recording aspect takes over in London with Shore conducting the 100-piece London Philharmonic Orchestra and a 100-voice massed choir.
     
  3. kylo4

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    That's where I heard of him before. I like his things.
    kylo4
     
  4. a.k.a.Kate_Jones

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    Howard Shore is a genius!! I love the work he did for LOTR, and it fits so perfectly with the movie, I just adore it!
     
  5. Nad

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    I know, that music is so gorgeous!!! I listen to it a lot. He is absolutely brilliant!
     
  6. vics2881

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    He's amazing. I have the LOTR soundtrack and it's so beauitful. I loved it when he won the Oscar. Another composer I love is John Williams. He's done Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and so much more.

    Vicky :)
     
  7. Intel

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    Wow, that's amazing!!! All that music for those movies *blinks*
     
  8. *SPYnish*

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    LOTR The Fellowship of the ring and The Two Towers are AWESOME. And Emiliana Torrini song, The gollumĀ“s song is Amazing. Enya is ENYA a Charmed singer.

    Good Night
     
  9. Nad

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    There is a rumor going around that he will continue to work with Jackson on King Kong.

    Gollum's Song was PERFECT!!! It came out early, I played and my friends and family said "it is creepy" I said that is how it is supposed to be!!!
     
  10. a.k.a.Kate_Jones

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    ahh! I absolutely love the stuff he composed for The Lord Of The Rings. It's perfect, and it really adds a whole other dimension to the movies!

    genius, and I love him! :LOL:
     
  11. SiriCerasi

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    HOWARD SHORE IS GOD!!!
     
  12. Flames24

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    I love the music in Lord of the Rings.
     
  13. Nad

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    He actually did Brooklyn Heights in Gangs of New York.
     

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