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Video of the Month ~ April 2014

I am very excited to share with you the April video of the month. One thing that makes this video of the month so very exciting is that it was filmed in Brazil in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro…one of the seven wonders of the world! The Piano Guys can now check off two of the seven wonders from their filming bucket list!

As breathtaking as the scenery is, the music is even more so….at least that’s my opinion. They have taken the beautiful theme, “Gabriel’s Oboe”, from the movie The Mission and fused it with the hymn, “How Great Thou Art”. They fuse together absolutely beautifully, both musically and thematically. I first saw the movie “The Mission” when I was an RA in university (do they still have those now or am I absolutely ancient?) and I was incredibly moved by both the music of the movie and it’s theme of laying down one’s life to save others. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend. The movie was filmed at Iguazu Falls, and so is a good portion of this video.

Considering both the musical theme and scenery, I thought this would make a great April video of the month as Easter approaches. As you listen to this beautiful music, here is a little excerpt from The Piano Guys webpage regarding this video:

“As we played these pieces in front of the Christ Statue and Iguazu Falls we felt an overwhelming sense of wonder, peace, and joy.

This music video is not meant to exclude anyone that 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.

A wise man once said, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it. And if we lived more graciously, giving of ourselves more freely to the well-being of others, many of our personal concerns would disappear, and life would become easier for all.”

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.

Thank you so much for watching! We are grateful for you!”

Enjoy our April Video of the Month! (PS The Piano Guys are in Italy right now! Hmmmm, I wonder where they could be filming next??? 😉 Maybe the Colosseum??)