Drawing Inspiration

Good morning, dear Reader! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is another Musical Monday post where I share some of the music I’ve been listening to and being inspired by as I edit Minstrel’s Call.

I happened upon this soundtrack for an old “The Hobbit” video game way back in 2006 when this story was still in the early drafting stages — and not much progress was being made because I was teaching full-time and directing the play “The Hobbit” at the school where I taught. I did not yet have a completed manuscript at the time. So, bonus! Because this is not just music that is inspiring me currently, but also helped inspire that first draft.

There are no lyrics, just epic-sounding music. Enjoy!

~ jenelle


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Yay! I always love discovering new instrumental music. And the fact that this was inspired by “The Hobbit” is an added bonus.

You got to direct a play based on The Hobbit? Oh, that must have been a lot of fun (or total chaos depending on how old the kids were). It warms my heart just knowing that young people would have been performing such a work, even if it was several years ago.


I love this soundtrack. I never played the game, but I really enjoy this music… and I like that it’s short, too.

Yes! The first year I directed the play we did Oliver Twist… the second year we did The Hobbit. I’ll have to dig up some picture of the Smaug prop we used, it was fantastic! (My co-director and I rewrote the end of the play a bit, because the script we got had Thorin surviving the battle of five armies… and while I would have loved for that to happen… ultimately, we both felt it wasn’t authentic to what Tolkien wrote (despite the fact that this is a script he actually approved). It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever gotten to be a part of.


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