Beautiful Music Video: The Mission / How Great Thou Art - The Piano Guys

Psalm 145:1-7

A psalm of praise. Of David.
1 I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

Screen Capture From The Video
Images in this post are all Screen Captures From The Video

I just stumbled on a very beautiful video published on YouTube on Apr 2, 2014 and created by The Piano Guys:

The group consists of Steven Sharp Nelson on Cellos and Jon Schmidt on piano, and they state their goals on their website: 

"Our vision is to create music and videos that inspire & uplift.

 Whatever we do, we put our heart and souls into every note and frame."

Performing sold out shows all over the world they've set out to create video/performances at the Seven Wonders Of The World (WOTW)...and so far have finished two of them.

- Great Wall In China (1 of 7)
- Chichen Itza, Mexico
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Petra, Jordan
- The Roman Colosseum, Italy
- The Taj Mahal, India

And lastly the subject of this blog post:  Their video shot at one WOTW, The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, and the nearby the Iguazu Falls, and featuring instrumental music from the movie The Mission, and the hymn "How Great Thou Art".

The Piano Guys' YouTube video description may tell it best:

"As our tour of Brazil approached we set our sights on our next Wonder: Christ the Redeemer. This incredible piece of art soars 10 stories in the air, stretches 100 feet wide and weighs 1.4 million pounds. But even more impressive is that it was built in the 1920's on a peak of a sheer 2,300 ft.  cliff overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

Not far from this inspiring statue are the Iguazu Falls -- a natural Wonder of the World.  Made up of 275 waterfalls that stretch across 1.7 miles, to match the amount of water that flows down these falls you would need 2 million people to each pour a quart of water every second.

As we considered what piece of music would be worthy of such incomparable locations we looked to songs that have been composed or used to praise Jesus Christ, for whom the statue was built and who billions believe created all the natural wonders of this world. We wanted to combine the melody of the heartfelt hymn of praise "How Great Thou Art" with one of the most beautiful melodies ever written -- the theme from the movie "The Mission" ("Gabriel's Oboe.").


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