” I love working with an orchestra, but there are many ways to make music. “


” The music for ‘The Departed’ could have been played by an orchestra, but you make a decision about orchestration based on the context of the film. You want the music to broaden the scope of a film, not just repeat what you’re seeing. “


” A lot of what a composer does has to do with storytelling, and there are different ways of fusing music with picture to express different storytelling ideas. “


” My first score for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring,’ was the beginning of my journey into the world of Tolkien, and I will always hold a special fondness for the music and the experience. “


” All of the silent films had live music accompaniment, so it’s actually a very rich period in music. “


” It is very gratifying to see the music from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy find a new life on the concert stage as it is performed by different orchestras and choruses throughout the world. “


” When you’re working on film music, you’re only working on 20, 30-minute sections at a time. “


” I think ‘Two Towers’ is a completely distinct film from ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ or ‘Return of the King.’ I think that you can watch them as a group and watch how the story evolves, but I think each one was made in its own entirety, and each one has its own palate of sound and music and color and characterization. “


” ‘Saturday Night Live’ was actually started with a show that Lorne Michaels and I did at a summer camp called Timberlane in Ontario when we were 14 and 15. We would do an improvisational show with music, comedy and acting. “


” I like to read and dream and create music that is based on the imagery of text. If you have the combination of a great book and a great filmmaker, what could be better for the composer? “


” Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings. “



All 11 Howard Shore Quotes about Music in picture


I love working with an orchestra, but there are many ways to make music.
The music for


A lot of what a composer does has to do with storytelling, and there are different ways of fusing music with picture to express different storytelling ideas.
My first score for
All of the silent films had live music accompaniment, so it
It is very gratifying to see the music from
When you
I think

I like to read and dream and create music that is based on the imagery of text. If you have the combination of a great book and a great filmmaker, what could be better for the composer?
Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings.
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