A trumpeter played The Hobbit in a stairwell… and the reverb sounded amazing

2 February 2018, 14:46 | Updated: 23 October 2018, 11:29

Howard Shore’s soundtrack to ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ sounds super emotional in the incredible acoustic of this stairwell.

A trumpeter happened upon a stairwell with an amazing acoustic, so he decided to blast out a bit of ‘The Misty Mountains Cold’ from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The reverb is absolutely incredible, drawing us back into Tolkien’s mystical world, reminding us of our love for Bilbo and his transformation from a sweet-natured Baggins to a more adventurous Took. 

OK OK, we’re done geeking out now.

Here’s the trumpeter again, playing some of John Williams’s music for Star Wars:

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