Into the West – The Lord of the Rings – Peter Hollens .


Music made only using the human voice and mouth – h/t Mary Ailes

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5 comments on “Into the West – The Lord of the Rings – Peter Hollens .

  1. montanan says:

    He has a lovely voice (though my very musically-gifted son stated he was impressed with the technical aspect, but [i]didn’t[/i] like his voice). I am impressed that it is very sure at both high and low ends of the range.

    I realize the video isn’t the recording studio. Nevertheless, I don’t think his facial expressions on most of the small frames were acting. So … it is really interesting to see how the vocal role and timbre affects the facial expression. Quite different in many of the simultaneous frames.

  2. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Stunning performance. A one-man, acapella band. Very dramatic use of dynamics and effective background effects to create moods.

    Now what could someone do with a Christian song in the same style? I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with the whole paltreon venue, so this was a great eye-opener for me. I’ll have to check the site out.

    Earlier today, I received terrible news that a beloved cousin has been diagnosed with acute leukemia, and his prognosis is very poor, humanly speaking. I needed comfort today, and this song, even if it’s only from LOTR, really minstered to me. Thanks, Mary Ailes, and Kendall.

    David Handy+

  3. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Oops, that’s patreon. What a fantastic platform for getting out creative music videos. I hope some gifted Christian artists will start using patreon as a way of distributing their work. Man, the potential is awesome.

    David Handy+

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Prayers for your cousin Rev Handy, for wise medical expertise and provision and for healing in His Will and for you all to have the comfort and awareness of the presence of Christ close by, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  5. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Thanks, PM.

    I appreciate the prayer support, and your friendship. What makes the case of my cousin extra tragic is that he has been battling cancer on and off for over a decade, has been through two horrific rounds of chemo before, and had been in full remission for some 15 months. He had been doing so well, and now this…

    But he is a deep and fervent Christian with a ringing, powerful testimony. No matter what happens, I know Christ will be glorified in my dear cousin.

    David Handy+