List of Films Scored By Howard Shore

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List of movies with music composed by Howard Shore, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Howard Shore, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Howard Shore and when the movie was first released. Howard Shore is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Howard Shore soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

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