Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is based on the painting of the same name by American
painter Thomas Moran (1837-1926). The painting shows the immense grandeur of the Grand
Canyon. This appropriately cinematographic musical interpretation also illustrates the
magnificence of this beautiful landscape. The music glides over the mighty canyon like a
camera. When that camera suddenly dives down through the clouds and lands on the river’s
misty surface, a hymn of praise begins.