YouTube sensation Peter Hollens has put his own a cappella spin on the music from Broadway's smash-hit Hamilton. Hollens has released other a cappella medleys on his YouTube channel, including medleys from The Sound Of Music, Game Of Thrones, Frozen, and The Lord Of The Rings.
The Hamilton melody took Hollens and his team over nine months to film, and we're really glad they took their time to make it perfect because the video is nothing but brilliant. The medley includes Peter and his wife Evynne, along with YouTuber Eppic and members from two other a cappella groups: The Darthmouth Aries and Divisi.
The melody includes the following songs from the musical:
"Guns and Ships"
"You'll Be Back"
"The Room Where It Happens"
"Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story"
Peter Hollens has been involved with music throughout the Northwest and beyond, performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Originally from Ashland, Peter graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, where he co-founded the U of O’s award-winning male a cappella group, On The Rocks. Since his time with the group, he has become very involved with collegiate a cappella along with recording, producing & judging international competitions both along the West Coast and in New York City.
What did you think about the medley? Is it one of your favorites?
If you're interested in a cappella versions of Hamilton, you should also absolutely check out this video from RANGE A Cappella that came out last year.