Piano Guys visit another World Wonder, perform 'How Great Thou Art'

Published: Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:55 p.m. MDT

The Piano Guys are back at it again, and this time they've chosen two different World Wonders as their backdrop. Performing "How Great Thou Art," The Piano Guys are featured in Brazil near the statue Christ the Redeemer and the Iguazu Falls.

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The Piano Guys are back at it, and this time they've chosen two World Wonders as their backdrop. Performing "How Great Thou Art," combined with "Gabriel's Oboe," The Piano Guys newest video shows them in Brazil near the statue Christ the Redeemer, one of the New7Wonders, and the Iguazu Falls, one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

This video, which was released Wednesday morning, is the group's second featuring a World Wonder. Last October, The Piano Guys embarked on their journey to perform at each of the New7Wonders by filming on the Great Wall of China in "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends."

Other locations on the list of New7Wonders include Peru's Machu Picchu, the Palace Tombs of Petra in Jordan, Mexico's Chichén Itzá, the Roman Colosseum and the Taj Mahal.

The Christ the Redeemer statue is 10 stories in height and 100 feet wide, weighing more than 1.4 million pounds, the YouTube video description notes. The statue was built in the 1920s and overlooks Rio de Janeiro.

When considering which song the group should perform at this location, The Piano Guys were meticulous.

"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," the video description explains.

"This music video is not meant to exclude anyone who does not believe in God. We hope that it instead promotes spiritual feelings that can be felt by all — gratitude for a beautiful Earth, for life and for joy."

The Piano Guys then asked for respect and kindness in the comments on the video.

"We respect all beliefs and opinions, but we hope that in the comments everyone can set aside religious differences and instead focus on building each other up — through gratitude, inspiration, kindness and mutual respect."

Many commenters heeded their request and several expressed gratitude for the emotions the video evoked.

"Speechless. Tears. Awestruck. Chills. Humbled. Thankful. Uplifted. Glorious. Grace. Thank you to The Piano Guys for your impeccable work, for taking us on breathtaking adventures and for sharing with us the precious, blessed gifts God has given you," a commenter with the username "Mrs. Mozart" posted on YouTube. "I can face the day now."

"One of my favorite hymns, one of my favorite movie music themes, some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world and one of my favorite music duos. ... Yup, I've got tears," Robert Martin commented online.

Tamara M. also shared her emotional connection: "I was sitting here at my computer with tears running down my cheek. I am missing my mother so much today. She loved spring and getting to work in her flowers. She passed away five years ago, but the pain in my heart feels like it was yesterday. Then I found a link on Facebook to this video. You have made me feel so peaceful. I am very grateful to you."

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