One of the best things about the Hobbit movie for me is the singing of “Misty Mountains” by the dwarves in Bilbo’s home.
It’s a beautiful, reverent scene—a complete contrast to the washing-up song that came before—set to a gorgeous piece of music woven by several male voices, with these Gregorian drones that are simply amazing.
So it’s no small accomplishment that Peter Hollens has sung this piece a capella and solo, and nails it:
Bravo, Mr. Hollens—and kudos also to Tom Anderson, who arranged the piece.
8 thoughts on “Something Misty”
I don’t know anything Hobbit but this is truly magnificent. Art on so many levels. Thank you.
I’m pleased you like it, MSB. It really is a great piece.
(have you read the Hobbit, yet?)
Nope. Tried once and I couldn’t even get past the first paragraph. I’m so miserable.
Well, I hate to say it, but Tolkien isn’t for everyone.
But your kids might like it.
Yep, I read it but didn’t see the movie yet. Great song, well done. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks, for listening, Dad!
See it! Take Mom!
I enjoyed this a lot more than I suspected I would.
And this is why I describe your blog as a hodgepodge of awesomeness.
I get that a lot.
No, seriously—I’m glad you like it. I’ve been listening to it on repeat while I edit. It’s incredibly soothing.