NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah's favorite dads, The Piano Guys, release their latest self-made music video, "The Mission / How Great Thou Art." Check out the video here. The audio version is also available for purchase at all digital service providers.
Inspired by an ambitious goal to film at all Seven Wonders of the World, The Piano Guys made their newest video in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the famous art deco statue – "Christ The Redeemer." This incredible piece of art soars 10 stories in the air, stretches 100 feet wide and weighs 1.4 million pounds (630,000 kg). They also shot the video nearby at Iguazu Falls, another official Natural Wonder of the World, made up of 275 waterfalls that stretch across 1.7 miles (2.7 km).
The song combines the melody of the heartfelt hymn of praise "How Great Thou Art" with "Gabriel's Oboe," the theme from the movie The Mission. The film, also shot at Iguazu Falls, powerfully depicts the lives of men that lay down their lives for others.
"'How Great Thou Art' praises God and all that He has done for His children on this Earth," says Steven Sharp Nelson. "The two harmonize so beautifully with each other, both musically and thematically. As we played these pieces in front of the Christ Statue and Iguazu Falls, we felt an overwhelming sense of wonder, peace, and joy. We hope that the video promotes spiritual feelings that can be felt by all – gratitude for a beautiful Earth, for life, and for joy."
The Great Wall of China was the first Wonder of the World where they shot their video for "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends."
The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their "hobby" turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions of views (over 385 million). To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas. The members of the group include Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson.
For more information on The Piano Guys and tour dates visit www.ThePianoGuys.com.
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