77. Palmina as secret modell at »Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi«

77. Palmina as secret modell at »Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi«

01 picture - San Monika in 'Madona con bambino in gloria e santi''

01 picture – Palmina was Model in »Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi« ~1600 by Palma il Giovane

»Palma?«
»Hm?«
»Did you remember our painting ‚Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi’«
»Oh, yes, how could I.. I would never forget this…
It was later in history found in a backers‘ shop….« *)
– »…You draw me with deep expression as Saint Monica…«, Palmina said joyful.
»Yes, you are my deep love and great hope, especially at that time, I remember. You helped me…
You helped us all: Adriana, Julia, Crestia, Michaela…«
Palmina hugged Palma and hold him like she wanted to say : »Let us stay together«
»Yes, and I was lucky that Adriana blessed us in her last days during her hard illness. She was so weak and we helped her.
»…be a good mother for Julia and Crestia. They need you…«, she said as her last words.

»…You played on your lute for her, also at her death bed…«
»…and later Julia and Crestia said the first time ‚Mum‘ to me…«
Palmina had tears in her eyes. Palma hold her strongly with his arm.

02 picture - 1600 - Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi

02 picture – Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi  ~1600 by Palma il Giovane *)


*) This picture was discovered in a backery shop:

»[…] ritenersi prodotto de la bottega [..]«,
Stefani Rinaldi in »Palma il Giovane – Opera completa« on page 169

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03 picture – Rinaldi p169 – Madonna col Bambino in gloria e Santi – Palma il Giovane


»Come, Palmina, let us see now how I answered and wrote my next letter to you after you wrote yours…«

* * *

And they saw this in their 23rd hour of the day, sitting together in the Peony Gondola:

“ Venice 15..

Dear Palmina!

I felt that you wrote now again a letter and you played for me on your lute with much love…
Thank you, Palmina, thank you for your deep love.
As answer I write also this short letter without having your address. But: We have our Gondola!
I can give it to you there. I can give you my first composed music-image music score from the 8 Images of the I-Ging. In the Peony-Gondola we can rehearsal with our music instruments! A transmission of our sound of music is there possible.
I hug you and send you some music roses with deep and tender love:

Your composer, your painter
and your old love
Palma il Giovane«

As they saw this in their 23rd hour (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their common dream and they saw this vision:

VIDEO: [Music Roses 2018-06-29] : https://vimeo.com/277755547

(to be continued…)


 

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76. Rehearsal for the Gallery concert

 76. Rehearsal for the Gallery concert

»Such a lovely letter you wrote to me.
I am so lucky that you wrote it, although you had no address from me here, at Cyprus-Island. I thought we will back in a few days..«, Palmina said and gave him a smiling tender cheek kiss. Palma smiled in that moment.
Although Palmina often hug him only with his heartfelt lute playing, now he was also lucky to get now a »real« sweet kiss from her. (But a heart-to-heart kiss is also a »real« kiss,)
»I could feel that you wrote me this letter, deep in my heart. And it healed me also, because my left hand and the fingers had pains from rehearse-ling for my next concert.
This »heart-to-heart« message, we both could felt it…
Such way of communication is the best way.
We had a time where letters where stolen from us, but we both learned also in this time to communicate with our hearts…and we got the present of this PEONY GONDOLA!«
Palmina leaned her head on Palma’s strong shoulder.
Palma could feel that she is smiling and that she is lucky to be with him, here in the Peony-Gondola, at their secret 23rd hour (11 p.m.) of the day.
Palma put his arm again around her.
But it was not only his arm, his heart seemed also to cover her with love.
And Palmina covered him also with her love with her smiling.
Both saw now on the sky some Peony flowers shining a little bit in Peony-Pink-white colours. And they saw in their vision this:

* * *

Palma sat with Palmina this evening in the gardens of the Jesuits.
»I should also play with my lute for the … how was their name…? ..on that Island Giudecca….?
I heard they want to build there a new church »Il Redemtore«*) as THANK YOU for overcoming the plague in Venice. They should also order some painting from you Palma for their new church as thank you!…«, Palmina said


*) The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore – wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Redentore

»The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (English: Church of the Most Holy Redeemer), commonly known as Il Redentore, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church located on Giudecca (island) in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, in the city of Venice, Italy.

It was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio and built as a votive church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from a major outbreak of the plague. Located on the waterfront of the Canale della Giudecca, it dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca. It is a member of the Chorus Association of Venetian churches and contains a number of paintings by artists including Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese and Francesco Bassano.
[…]

Art work
Il Redentore contains paintings by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo Saraceni, Leandro Bassano, Palma the Younger (PALMA IL GIOVANE), Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Bissolo, Rocco Marconi, Paolo Veronese, Alvise Vivarini and the workshop of Tintoretto. The sacristy also contains a series of wax heads of Franciscans made in 1710.«


 

»Oh, Palmina, you are my angel… What would I do without you!…«

And they where in this part of the garden alone on this »happy birthday« for Palmina.
The Pigeons in the trees made soft »Grooo, Grooo« meaning »we help you to have a secure communication…«.

Palma made a soft sigh – slowly he breath in, and also slowly he breath out.

Now he said: »…our beginning was not easy, Palmina…«

»Yes, my composer, my painter, my CREATIVE…
Did you remember the time as I was still on that Island and you expected me to come to you to Venice after a few days?…«

»Oh yes,… Oh, yes…«

Palma and Palmina thought now both back to this time of a long »silence«.
A time where their hearts come nearer and nearer – without words – without seeing each other – without hearing each other – without getting a message from each other – without getting a letter from each other.

But all the time they thought on each other.

Palmina wrote letters and Palma wrote letters – but they never get them – they only felt the good thoughts between their hearts.

* * *

Now Palmina and Palma saw this in their vision:
And they hugged themselves tender during this vision, sitting side-by-side in the Peony Gondola:

* * *

Palmina did rehearsal hard on her lute for her next important concert. So she hoped that she will be back in a few days at Venice. Back for her first concert at the gallery, where Palma invited her.

»Ouch…«, said Palmina as she felt pains at her fingers.
Palmina looked through her little window in her little room (also on that island she had a little room!) during she received a message from Palma’s heart and some birds flew around her window, singing very nice and friendly to her.

» – Don’t rehearsal to hard. –
– Take care on your talented finders. Especially your right ring finger –
– For your concert they have to be healthy –
– I love you – «

Palmina seemed to understand the message, brought and sung by this little sweet birds.

»This is a bird message from Palma… he felt that I send him yesterday a letter to Venice…«, Palmina said with her soft voice like a princess.

Palmina made a short break – for her hands – and took a letter paper and wrote:

» Island Cyprus, 15..
Dear Palma!

I write you now while I am rehearseling for my next concert very hard. I hope my fingers will stay well. I felt that you send me much love to heal my fingers.
Did you get my last letter?
I felt that you want to write me a letter, you have no address from here.
I am so sorry for that, but I did not know that we travelled so fast to this island without contacting you. But we have our 23rd hour!
Today I asked my father why he made no reservations for the ship back to Venice.
In the morning: He did not answer to me –
I asked him later: he did not answer to me –
so I said to him: ‚Father, listen, today is the last day: We need to buy a reservation for the ship, otherwise it will be full of passengers and there is no place for us on that ship. We will come too late to my concert in Venice, if we take a later ship. The other ships you will not enter because there are not fine enough people on it. Should I buy some reservations for us at the ship to Venice?‘
He answered ‚Not now! We have to make the backers business. After that business we can talk about.‘
Then he went away without any explanation.
My mother did also not understand what he is doing. ‚He comes always so late…Then he talks not to me…‘, mum said.
If we do not buy some reservations today the ship is completely booked and we will be too late in Venice for my concert with a later ship.
I write this to you so, if I am not back, it is because of that.
I desire to see you again and to play your compositions for me and my lute.
I feel also strong deep love to you, I can express it with my music lute playing for you.
I feel that we both have a common way of Inspiration, love and light.
Yes, I feel it: it is our common way…
I hope that my father will not need too much time for his backer-shop-expanding-business here on Cyprus-Island…
It is very beautiful here, but I have not so much freedom as artist here.
The people say that a lot of spying people from the »Church of Security« are here and we have to live carefully with »what« we say and to »whom« we are telling it. For an artist:
Not easy here.
Always to be dependent of the opinion of others and on which »opinion« and »point of view« they have and that they »allow« something they »forbid« something to do. The influence of that evil »Church of Security« is day-by-day growing, here on that island. I want only to be back to Venice, back to you Palma, my old deep love. Where YOU are is my home.
You know, I grew up and learned to respect my parents, but I fell also that there is something wrong. Father does not speak and explain it to me and he does not explain it to my mother what is going on this island. Our relatives here, relatives from my mother, said to mum: ‚It is not a good time to start a backers business here on that island. You should go fast back to Venice. They all want soon to move to an other country – The »church of security« maybe tries to isolate our island. We all should leave the island as fast as possible. They are afraid of the Ottomans will come once and that »1453« could also happen to us here.

Christo e il Fariseo - Palma il Giovane (Kopie)

picture – Cristo e il Fariseo – Palma il Giovane (original in colour)

They killed so much Armenians…
What do you mean, Palma? Is it there danger for us here?
Or does it depend on our own behaviour if this Island has a future?
I felt yesterday, that you thought on me very tenderly.
I could hear you – with my heart – playing your Viola for me with that special short melody.
A few birds came to say to me that you are thinking on me.
I hope I am back soon. Let us think on each other and empower each other to stay in our difficult situations
till we are united again,
till we see us again,
till we hear us again,
till we can support us in creativity as artists again.
I feel it: I am more an artist than a backer’s daughter.
Father says I should only speak with backer’s people on that island and not with artists…
But why? I will never forget that only mum made it possible to finance him with his backers shop. But mum likes art…
Without mum he would not even have an own »home«.
Only a women can made a man a real »home« with her love.
I am sure you would be very lucky that I come »home«.
Our »home« is our art, is our creativity, is our inspiration, is our music and our deep love.

I am not sure if I should give you my address on Cyprus Island because, if we are back to Venice, your letters will be here and not in Venice. Who will read them?
We have to be careful because of that »Security Organisation«. There are some criminals working for them.
So I can only write you my letters and you can not send me answers. The »Church of security« will destroy all arriving letters, I heard from my relatives here on that island.
I heart often: »We have the state-of-art message service in the Western World«, but: others say: »This is not the truth. A lot of letters are lost.«
I write also a copy of my messages to you and will maybe later give you personally.

I can feel it: You are composing for me and my lute.
It makes me so happy – Every day I have to smile thinking on you.
I am soon back to Venice and looking forward to play for you in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery for your speech about Chinese culture and its common relation to European traditions.
I send you a smile.

With much love

Your Palmina with lutes

Cyprus Island, 15..«

* * *

(to be continued…)


 

75. Palma’s answering letter without an address

75. Palma’s answering letter without an address

As Palmina and Palma dreamed this in their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.), sitting together in the Peony-Gondola they saw in their vision this:

* * *

Palma is sitting at his table, beside him his »Viola da braccio«.
He played the »I-felt-that-you-wrote-me-a-new-message-Melody« on his Viola a few moments ago. Now he takes an empty letter paper putting it on his table.
He looked into the sky, through his window, and started to write:

» Venice, 15..
Dear Palmina!

Today I decided to write a letter to you.
Today I had an inner vision, and it is also my deep feeling, that you are thinking on me and trying to write a letter to me. I hope my letter will arrive soon.
I feel also that you are writing something beautiful for me and you are sometimes playing on your lute for me.
This I can feel, even if you are maybe thousands of miles / kilometres away from me.
Where are you now?
Preparing a new concert? Don’t rehearsal too hard… Take care on your talented hands for your next concert…
It will sure be also a big success like the recent one.
But I have no address of you.

The neighbours said that your family is short on an island for founding some new little backers shops and then you will be back in a few days with them. But they could not say on which island you are now with your family.

Nevertheless I write this letter to you on a blank paper, but maybe someone will tell me where you are in this moment and is knowing your address and maybe I have the big luck to get your recent address to send you THIS letter.
Even I cannot send this letter to an address I write it on my paper…LATER I will give it you personally in Venice.
My heart feels it: Our hearts can communicate about big distances.
So maybe you feel it now also that I am writing to you. I send you also a little smile…
Since we met after a long time – I mean also: after a long time – a time of hundreds and thousands of years ago.
Yes, today I had the inner feeling that you are also remembering our old love.
I feel this, yes I see it sometimes in little images. Maybe I can write them down or it inspires me also to new compositions and paintings.

As we spoke after your beautiful concert about your Pipa-Lute and you explained me your instrument, I felt such a big luck inside my heart.

I am now composing the 8 Images after the ancient Wisdom Book of Change I-Ging. (This Book is known all over in Asia, soon also in Europe) I can’t wait till I can send you my music score and I am looking forward to hear you playing it for my speech here in Venice at our Gallery, which works for the Dogan’s Palace.

I am sure in 300 or 400 years there will be a way of transmitting music over long distances as »music-letter«. But this will never come as long the »Church of Security« is reading our letters and destroying it.

So I send you a »heart-to-heart« music message and I played our melody on my »Viola da braccio« as I felt that you are trying to write a letter to me.

I huge you tender and surround you with lighting music flowers.

With deep love
Your painter and composer

Palma il Giovane, Venice, 15..«

PS: Take care on your hands, especially your fingers on your left hand. Maybe you are rehearseing now very intensive…«

( to be continued…)


 

74. Tender rememberings on the »Ponte de la Pieta«

74. Tender rememberings on the »Ponte de la Pieta«

02 picture - both stood here on the »Ponte de la Pieta« looking together to the building progress of the constantly growing church »San Giorgio Maggiore« which is a symbol of their

01 picture – Ponte de la Pieta – view to »San Giorgio Maggiore«

The honour guests on this beautiful feast in the garden, on Palmina’s birthday liked all the „Peony Gondola Song“ by Palma il Giovane.

A lot of short talks had been with Palma il Giovane. The Jesuits know what Palma made possible for them. This Jesuits decorated the big gardens very beautifully as »thank you« because Palma made it possible that the new church »La Zitatelle« will be build within 4 years here on Giudecca.

The Pigeons sat friendly but decent on the trees, in the gardens and on the roofs around in this big area.

One Pigeon, near Palma, made »Groo, Grooooo«.
Another Pigeon, near Palmina made, also »Groo, Groooooo«.

»You see, they are talking to each other now…«, said Palma smiling and he comes now nearer to his Palmina.
They are now at this evening alone, all other guests are in other parts of the big gardens of the Jesuits. Now she was also free to speak and they could talk to each other on this beautiful warm evening, here in Venice, at Giudecca.
»In only 4 years the church will be build…«, Palma said.
»…yes, so fast… Palma you made this possible… The building of the church of the island Giorgio Maggiore is going on much slower,…«
– »…but it is going on…«
Both looked into their eyes and smiled silently. Both knew that this building-progress of the church »S.Giorgio Maggiore« is a secret symbol of their deep relationship: »Slowly, but constantly going on…«
The Candlelight made their face very warm-golden coloured and beautiful.
Both are now thinking the same:
They think now that, as the time – a time when Venice had no Rialto bridge – …that they often meet every day on the bridge »Ponte de la Pieta«…

02 picture – both stood here on the »Ponte de la Pieta« looking together to the building progress of the constantly growing church »San Giorgio Maggiore«, which is a symbol of their growing love

Palma often stood on a certain time there with his easel painting the campanile of the church »Chiesa San Giorgio dei Greci« looking north, and standing on the north side of the bridge.

03 picture – Here Palma (see the Pigeon) often stood painting the church »Chiesa San Giorgio dei Greci« and Palmina came and played with her lute from the south side of the bridge

Often Palmina brought some fine fresh breads to the little fine shop at the East side of the »Ponte de la Pieta«

06 picture - Palmina took often her way here to bring fresh breads to the backers shop at the bridge »Ponte de la Pieata«

04 picture – Palmina brought some fresh breads to this little shop (left) in the 16th century

Palmina came with her lute and played standing on the south side of the bridge.
So she supported his painting progress with her fine and heartfelt lute playing.
Palmina surrounded him with her beautiful music. Yes, she surrounded his heart with a tender »musical hug«. Without touching his body she hugged him with her heart.
Palma felt this and he smiled, so she could see his smiling and his spontaneously reaction during his painted and she played, and played.
It seemed that she could send him a tender smile with the lute playing – with the way she played her instrument. And always as this happened he reacted with a fast smile, while looking on his painting, and Palmina could see that he received her music-smile. If people crossed the bridge in that moment, they never realized that Palmina – standing or sitting or leaning on the other side of the bridge – has an invisible »heart-to-heart« connection and communication with him. It was a way of secret communication which no one could spy out. (More secure than a letter)

05 picture – »Ponte de la Pieta« (2nd bridge left up) and »Campo Bandiere e Moro« (right side free place)

They do this very often, here on that bridge, near of the »Campo Bandiere e Moro« where Palmina is living here in Venice with her family.

06 picture – Palmina took often her way here to bring fresh breads to the backers shop at the bridge »Ponte de la Pieta«

Often Palma and Palmina stand than, after a while of painting and lute playing, together leaning on the south side of the bridge and they looked in the south direction where the little island »San Giorgo Maggiore« (picture) is, where they often had long walks and talks about art and music.

07 picture – Palma and Palmina often standing together and looking to »San Giorgio Maggiore« (in the middle of the horizon)

They remember:
On one day, it was the late afternoon, both leaned again at this south side of the bridge. Palmina touched secretly with her left hand, with her fingers Palma’s right hand, but secretly, no one could see it:

08 picture – View to »San Giorgio Maggiore« from »Ponte de la Pieta«

How Palmina made this ? – Palmina is a very clever and decent lady:
Palmina stood left, leaning on the bridge, hiding her right hand under her elbow, and Palma stood right tight beside her, also leaning on the bridge, hiding his right hand under his left elbow.
Then they moved their »hidden hands« very tender and slowly together.
No one could see this secret touching in the public.

Every day they observed from this bridge standing side-by-side how the church there is slowly growing… Slowly but continuous.
»She is growing every day. Once she will be build ready…«

»Yes Palma, once the church will be ready build. Step-by-step. Brick-for-brick….«

Palma said it is a symbol of our live. Step-by-step we are coming nearer to each other. You are coming from the east-side of the bridge and I am coming always from the west-side of the bridge. It is a West- and an Est- bridge connection…“

09 picture – West (left) and East (right) side of the »Ponte de la Pieta«

»You are right, Palmina. We have to be carefully but it is every day a step…«

Palmina smiled as she could feel his big strong and warm hand holding her fine little talented, sweet and beautiful hands.
Now both felt it: There was a strong warm energy floating through their hands and reaching their hearts.
Now they say nothing. Only their hearts spoke the language of the heart.
Two pigeons flew above their heads.

* * *

Both smiled as they remembered now this daily procedure on that bridge.
Palmina smiled and Palma smiled also on this feast.

It was a beautiful happy birthday feast here in the gardens of the Jesuits.
The lanterns, a lot of, in Peony-flowers colours, shined fine and peacefully.

* * *

As they saw this Vision sitting in their Peony Gondola Palmina put her head on Palmas side and took his hand.
Palma kissed Palmina an her sweet cheek and leaned his head on her head and they dreamed from music-flowers and they dreams that they once can make music together. Yes they had now the same thoughts and wishes.

( to be continued…)


73. The lost letters from Palmina to Palma

73. The lost letters from Palmina to Palma

As Palma kissed her talented beautiful hands, wishing that her hands are healed from all the pain she has from rehearsing for the next concert, they dreamed of »music-flowers« which where composed for Palmina.

After the decent slow but tender kissing ceremony, Palmina smiled to Palma and said:
»Oh, my Palma,
…my painter,
…my composer,
…you are my CREATIVE,
…my one and only love…

You are so full of love to me. Every moment I feel this eternal moment
in my heart again,
as I saw you,
and spoke with you,
the first time,
after the concert….«

– »Palmina,
…my Pigeon,
…my Princess,
…my Lute…,
…you are my RECEPTIVE,
…my angel,
…my inspiration…
…my only hope and joy in my live…

Yes, I remember also that day and also later the 4th September,…you played so beautifully and I wanted to speak with you and to compose for you…«

»Yes, Palma…
and you invited me to come to be an artist of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery nearby the »Campo S. Provolo «. Yes, I wanted to come and to be a member of that famous Art-Gallery…
I wrote you, my first letter ever, I remember…“
Palma kissed her left hand soft and looked into her shining smiling eyes.
Then they saw this in their vision, sitting in their soft seats of their Peony-Gondola:

* * *

They saw Palmina sitting on her table, beside her a candle light.
She is writing a letter and she wrote:

»Dear Palma!

I hope you could read my last letters I wrote to you.
I have to tell you that I am again thinking on that beautiful moment after the concert on the 4th of September.
I was so lucky that you spoke with me. Your interest on my Chinese Pipa was so big and you said that you want to compose 8 Images after the old Wisdom Book of Change, the I-Ging.
You impressed me strongly on that day. I remembered slowly that we know each other for a long time… I could feel that from the first beginning so strongly…
Now I fell it deeply in my heart: all this remembering of our earlier common life time.
And it was my biggest wish to hear from you. I hoped that you will compose soon for my Pipa Lute. I am expecting and looking forward full of joy.
The next day in the morning I thought only about you.
I feel so strong connected to you so that I feel no distance to you, even if I am thousands of Miles/Kilo-meter far from you.
There is a dimension, which will once be discovered by scientists, where the existence of time, space has no distance.
Since I meet you on that short moment I never stopped thinking on you.
The next days we could not see us, because my father asked me to help him at the bakery, then he locked my door every day for 3-4 hours till he came back from the marked.
So I played my lute and thought on you – only on you –
In my dreams I am always with you. Sometimes I play some melodies for you on my lutes and it seems that your heart is answering in that moment to my heart.
As you started to compose for me, I could feel the music coming very strongly.
I write you also to give you this feedback – please compose for me, even you see or hear me not in this days – I am so looking froward to see you again and to rehearsal the first bars of your composition.

You are the first European artist in history who compose a music for the Chinese Pipa lute in our 16th century. Soon the whole island will speak about you…

Today we arrived at Cyprus-Island. **)


**) Cyprus Island is member of the R.O.V., the Republic of Venice and
it has now the state-of-the-art and most secure letter communication service in the world in the 16th century.


Father said, and at that moment I believe him what he says, that we will be back in a few days to Venice and I am looking forward to see you again and to get your music creations. I am so looking forward…
I hug you, my composer.

With much love
Yours sincerely Palmina

PS: I write you my Venice address, so you can send me in Venice some letters (I will be back in a few days an read them)

my Venice address:

Nr. 9396 *),
Castello,
Calle dei Pieta,
Campo Bandiera e Moro,
Venezia,
R.O.V. – Republic of Venice«

 

picture – old and new House-number where Palmina lived in the 16th century at »Campo Bandiera e Moro«. The house on the left, was also the family house of Palmina’s family

* * *

They say how Palma, at home in Venice, smiling as his heart felt that she wrote a message to him.
He took his Viola and played thinking on his Palmina and Played for her:

VIDEO: [Angel + Heart of Clowds] https://vimeo.com/276585354

* * *

As they saw this Vision in their Peony-Gondola they both hugged each other very decent and tenderly. Palma kissed again her left hand.

And suddenly on the sky they saw a this Vision:
The saw in this 23rd hour of the day (at 11 p.m.) an angel on the left side of a white pink shining cloud, forming into a beautiful big heart on the sky.

(…to be continued)

___________________________________________________________________________________
*) old historic Nr. 9396 – Today 3724)
In Venice have all doors/house a Number. E.g.: The Number 1 is in the south of Venice.

01 picture – Palmina’s original house number (old and new)
02 picture – Palma’s family house – right was the backers shop in the 16 century
03 picture – Palma’s family house – front view
04 picture – Here was the backers shop in the 16th century
05 picture – Front view of the house in the »Calle de la Pieta«

72. music flowers as »heart to heart communication«

72. music flowers as »heart to heart communication«

Pigeon from 1628 'Annunciation'_by_Palma_il_giovane_ San_Geremia

Pigeon from artwork painting of Palama il Giovane

 

Palmina send him a tender hug as »heart-to-heart« message ond the Pigeons helped them to Palma answered with a music flower:

VIDEO (1) Music Flower (2018-06-021) ] old: https://vimeo.com/276384205 new: https://youtu.be/YBC4aY72I9k

The letter Pigeons helped them to stay in contact – they empower this doing mentally. Palmina sent him a tender smile as »heart to heart message« as she got the music flower and Palma could feel it.

So Palma send her a 2nd music flower:

VIDEO (2) Music Flower (2018-06-21 (2) ] old: https://vimeo.com/276384393 new:https://youtu.be/Cydlaj733-o

The Pigeon helped them to stay in contact only with their »heart-to-heart«-communication.

* * *

As they saw this in their Peony Vision, in their Peony-Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they hugged tenderly and where so happy to be connected with their hearts.

As they sat beside in their soft seats in their Peony Gondola, Palmina asked:

»Why do you think the members of the Church of Security are doing this to other people?«

– »Hmmmm…..I don’t know….It is their Religion…Since Doctor Martinus made the freedom of religion possible there are also churches who do criminal things to reach their goal and to get more influence and money for their church… They believe that it is good to steal the letters of others who are not members of their church…. The believe to make the world ‚CLEAN‘ so they call themselves ‚Security Organisation‘ They teach: ‚Human’s letters are olay 20 % usefull. All other letters are useless and this amkes the world ‚un-clean‘. ‚Un-clean‘ letters had to be destroyed and so on…«

»..but why?…«

»Maybe its their strategy to isolate other people for their social contacts. If a family is isolated from their social-network they can come and ask them for some money for their church…«

»…You mean isolation is their strategy?«

»I think it is only to get control of the social environment of an individual person or of a family – only »isolated people« can be easier manipulated and they get their family money step-by-step.«

»They attack also our Republic: Mr. Cambridge – he is now imprisoned – and his Organisation stole also letters from the government and from the mighty Dogan here in Venice, also from the Pope in Rome…«

»They stole also letters from them! Oh, dear..they are criminals…this is worse than censorship. At censorship a letter arrives, even the whole text is forbidden by the state. But the letter will arrive, even with massive censorship. That means: without the forbidden text… But you can see that some one wrote you a letter and he or she is thinking on you… But ‚Happy new year!‘ or ‚Happy birthday‘ a state will never make censorship on – compared to this – destroying a letter and NOT let them arrive – is worse than censorship.«

»Yes, Mr. Cambridge Security Organisation is even worse then a censorship by any state. With Mr. Cambridge ‚world order‘ there is a »complete isolation« and »no letter communication« of each person who did not invests a lot of money in his church even he is member of this church: Only money is their believe… A world-order of money.«

»….A terrible vision, isn’t it. Poor people and especially poor women would have a very, very hard life…
If I write you ‚Happy new year‘ in Mr. Cambridge’s world a letter would not arrive you. In a censured state – maybe – this text would NOT be censored if there is not a political or a dangerous content – from the point of view of an censorship state… Or a music score or ‚Happy birthday‘ wishes would also not be censored by them. But in Mr. Cambridge ‚world order‘ there would not be even ‚Happy Birthday‘ and no ‚ Happy new year‘ letter and no sending of a music score as mail – IF YOU DO NOT INVEST A LOT OF MONEY TO HIS CHURCH…
Yes, they only want money…money…money.. This is a fake religion…«

»Mr. Cambridge’s‘ Church of Security‘ is a Church of Suppression… for all who are not a member of their Organisation…«

»Oh, Palma, this is so terrible… Let us hear your Music Flower again. We have the world vision of Hope – Love and Inspiration. This is our world’s vision. We are artists – Our world is the world of the spirit and in-spiration…«
and 2 pigeons flew about their heads.

Palma took her left hand and kissed it tender.
»Take care of your talented hands. Don’t rehearsal with to much energy. Your fingers should be well for your next concert…«

And Palmina dreamed as he kissed her hand and her first finger of her left hand did not hurt so much and they dreamed of music flowers like that:

VIDEO (2) Music Flower (2018-06-21 (2) ] old: https://vimeo.com/276384393 new: https://youtu.be/Cydlaj733-o

(to be continued…)

Pigeon from 1628 'Annunciation'_by_Palma_il_giovane_ San_Geremia

Pigeon from artwork painting of Palama il Giovane


 

71. 6000 Pigeons helping Palma and Palmina

71. 6000 Pigeons helping Palma and Palmina

picture 1 – Pigeon by Palma il Giovane

And as they sung the »Peony Gondola Song« for Palmina’s birthday in the gardens of the Jesuits at the small, little Giudecca-isIand in Venice (direct in front of the St. Marco Place) the Pigeons who crowded meanwhile on the St. Marco Place started all together to fly directly to Giudecca-Island. Thousands of Pigeons flew…

All the guests in the gardens saw this and observed that all the Pigeons landed softly in the gardens.

One Pigeon flew to Palmina and she hold it and one Pigeon flew to Palma and he hold the bird.

picture 2 –  2 Pigeons by Palma il Giovane

The Pigeons send a »heart-to-heart« – message to them: »Palmina and Palma!
We are your letter-pigeons. We are 6000 Pigeons. We will transmit you a message between you both. Only think on us and we will come, or a few or one of us will come. Happy birthday Palmina! Don’t be sad if Mr. Cambridge’s organisation erases your letters. They are criminals and soon all in prisons. Mr. Cambridge will be judged official and his Organisation will be forbidden in whole Europe. We will help you to stay in contact and we great you Palma and Palmina…«

Both thought now the same: »Yes, these animals are helping us to send letters and no one can read and steal and manipulate the text of our private messages.
We searched a secure way of exchanging letters… Thank you friends…«

As Palma and Palmina felt that they both thought the same in that moment,
he send her a secret »heart-to-heart« music message as »music-flower«

VIDEO: [‚Music Flower (2018-06-20)‘ ]  https://youtu.be/3bOeFkxUWiI

(…to be continued)


 

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

001 picture

And Palmina opened her beautiful Chinese umbrella, a present of Princess Lin from China. After that she took her Chinese Lute Pipa and played the »Spring melody« beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] old: old: https://vimeo.com/272241145 new: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

All musicians and artists on the St.Marco Place and the honour guests of all over the world, standing at the balcony of the Dogan’s Palace, applauded.
Palmina smiled and played the melody again.

 

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

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As Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) both continued to hug each other.
»How much beautiful music and painting adventure we had here in Venice…«
– »Yes, my Palma… my Painter.. my big and unique love…
Let us stay together… no separation… I missed you also at our long break, as my parents moved to Cyprus Island.
…It is a beautiful Island, but Mr. Cambridge stole all letters of the people living there. So we lived unfree and isolated till we had to leave that island and came back to Venice. It was too dangerous and the influence of the »Church of Security« from Mr. Cambridge was too dangerous for our family. They wanted always our family’s money… I am sure Mr. Cambridge and his »Security Organisation« will be made responsible for the lost of that island and will be made responsible that the R.O.V. is no more the government of that beautiful island.
…Every day, I missed you, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my only love…«
»I missed you… But as I looked to the stars I thought always about you and your beautiful lute playing. I wished only to see you again…That I can continue to compose for you…to draw you…that you are my secret model for all my sacred paintings…“
»I painted so much women, but you are the first who opened my heart…especially with your lute playing…

002 picture – San Marco Place (above) and »Le Zitelle« (below) with green gardens

Did you remember the day as you played in the church »Le Zitelle« *) nearby the San Giorgio Maggiore on Venetian Island Giudecca, direct on the opposite side from the Saint Marco Place?
A Jesuit from the monastery came, and asked you…«

– »…Yes, yes…I remember.. he asked me what the music is about…
and I said to him that this music piece is describing a painting of Palma il Giovane…and then the Jesuits wanted also to have a painting from you for their new church…«

Yes, Palmina played beautifully in that church on her lute a music composed by Palma and varied by Palmina, and this lead to a painting**) for that church…
Earlier Palmina was invited to play for the poor women to educate them in singing and musics. The Jesuits helped young women to get education and to prevent prostitution.***)


*) The Zitelle – observatory for the arts: http://www.observatoryforthearts.com/web/places/church-of-santa-maria-della-presentazione-known-as-zitelle/?lang=en

003 picture – The Zitelle

***)
»The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution. […]
A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.«

004 picture – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)

Wikipedia:
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle) – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle

»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island.
Generally attributed to Andrea Palladio, the original design dates to 1579-1580 and the construction to 1586. Its housing edifice surrounds the church in a horseshoe shape, with a court behind the apse.«

005 – 007 picture:

005 – 007 picture

»Chiesa annessa al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, dove venivano educate ragazze povere la cui bellezza poteva essere motivo di perdizione«

»Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca – 1581-1585 by Andrea Palladio«

**) 02 picture – Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa) [ev. sw-foto]


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Now at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their dream and they saw this:

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011 picture – Venice light evening impression (St. Marco Place is left outside of the image)

As Palma entered again the big Gondola in which the smiling beloved Palmina waited for him, they saw together all musicians and singers standing on the St. Marco Place.
Now the 30 Gondoliers went with their mandolins to each gondola with a few shining lanterns in different colours.
15 Gondolas of them drove now to the small long island Giudecca, starting from the left side of Palma’s and Palmina’s Gondola, and 15 Gondolas drove in the same direction starting from the rights side of them.
As Palmina and Palma looked into the direction of Island Giudecca they saw the lanterns of the 30 Gondolas forming 2 lines, driving on the lagoon waters of the »Canale Grande«.
So the 30 Gondolas made a beautiful street of lanterns in the water directing all Gondolas from San Marco Place to the place where the Zitelle*) in 4 or 8 years will be build, where the Jesuit monastery and the beautiful gardens are there.

010 picture – Gonoliers moving the Gondola

Palma knocked 2 times and the Gondolier started to drive along and between the water street of the 30 Gondolas with their lanterns.
Palmina smiled and said:
»My Palma…my painter…my composer…my big and only love…
How creative you are. You are so creative to make this beautiful ceremony for me on my birthday…«
– »Yes, thank you, Palmina..you know, I love you also so much…
I want to carry you in my arms…with your Pipa.
…and with your Gondola…I love you so much…«
– »Palma?… Me and my Pipa… AND my Gondola…?
Isn’t that a little bit to much…Palma?«
»Ok, I will hold and carry you, on my arms with your Pipa, my princess…«

011 picture

Palmina smiled and played on her Lute the »Spring Melody« which Palma composed for her.
The Gondolier tried also to play this Melody on their Mandolin, standing on their Gondolas with the lanterns, holding their positions on the Canale Grande.
Palma was so lucky to see all the lanterns on the Water, left and right to her Gondola which is heading to Guidecca at the Zitelle*).

012 picture – here will be build within 8 years the church »Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)«

Palmina put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and moved his head to her head.

»How did you arrange this. Palma?«

»It is a secret, but I love you and it is our common secret:
I have connections to the R.O.V. – The Republic of Venice – and they make it possible that the Jesuit monastery will now realize your idea: You know, it was your idea,.. years ago, as we had a walk there, as usual and you spoke with the Jesuit monks, you asked to create some plans of building a church there….The Government of Venice will support them now to built it very fast.
As »thank you« they will allow to use their gardens for special welcome evening events of the Dogan’s Palace. Today, on your birthday, we will celebrate the first opening feast here with all honour guests of Venice, which also wants to celebrate your birthday with our artists…The Jesuit monastery will make this using of their gardens possible for »all life-time« also for our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as »thank you« for supporting the building of the church ‚Zitadelle‘. Maybe in 4 or 8 years the church will be finished….«

013 picture – by Canaletto – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

– »Oh really…?
Palma, this is fantastic!
My idea!…To build a church for the poor women and to make concerts there in the garden for them and in the church… Thank you Palma, you made this possible…
This are good news on my birthday!…
I love you… my painter…my composer…my one and only love…«

Palmina kissed him tender on his cheek several times.
Suddenly a little firework started from S.Marco Place and behind the Gardens of the monastery on the little, small island of Giudecca.
Palmina looked like an innocent dear and kissed Palma again.
»You are so sweet to me…«

014 picture – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

As they looked behind their Gondola they saw that all guests and artists followed them with their big Gondolas along the »30-Lantern-Gondola-Water-Way«.
They all came:
The Dogan, the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin from China, the Queen of Thailand, Prince and princess of Bangladesh, from Nepal, and a lot of Asian and European countries came with their Gondola driving behind them.
»So beautifully…Palma, so beautifully..thank you…thank you…thank you Palma!«

015 picture

As they reached the gardens behind the monastery and all the honour guests arrived, the feast continued with cultural dedications from all countries of the friends of the Republic of Venice.
The Jesuits monks and the sisters made today special cooking for this beautifully evening.
Michaela (Palma’s beautiful Cousin) brought her very young little talented son and he sung an aria for Palmina.
All representative of their culture showed their culture: dancing, singing, playing their instruments from Europe and Asia. They repeated the „Inspiration“-music piece which Palma composed for Pipa, Violin and Viola.
Palmina was very, very, lucky to see how Palma loves also to compose for Pipa-Lute.
Finally all wanted to hear a short piece from Palmina played on her lute.
And Palmina played wonderfully and her eyes shined and her heart was deeply connected with Palma’s heart and the golden light was again all over around here, in the garden with all the lights of the hundreds of lanterns in different colours and the mystic light…

And as the late evening came and all stars shined above them the sung again this for Palmina:

VIDEO: [ Peony Gondoly Song ] old: https://vimeo.com/275380598 new: https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

Palmina smiled and Palma smiled

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(…to be continued)

69. The Peony Gondola Song on the St. Marco Place in Venice

69. The Peony Gondola Song on the St. Marco Place in Venice

They saw in their Peony Gondola-Vision this:

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01 picture – San Marco Place seen from a Gondoly view

Palma gave now the starting signal and the music started beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [ Peony Gondoly Song ] old: https://vimeo.com/275380598 new: https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/2504

https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/2504

Palmina opened her curtain sitting in the big Gondola.
What she saw was a big group of musicians standing on the St. Marco Place between the big two columns before the St.Marco Cathedral, here in Venice looking to Palmina’s Gondola on the Venetian water.
Palma conducted with his painting brush, used as bâton, and they sung and played beautifully for Palmina. All the 30 Mandolin playing Gondoliers of Venice played now in the new „mandolin tremolo style“ imitating a Pipa-Lute-tremolo.

02 picture – Venice Dogan’s Palace

»..How fine!… Oh my Palma!… My composer!
…This is our Peony Gondola Love-Song!!
…Our symbol of our eternal love for all centuries…
…Palma loves me…
….even after 400 years…
…I remember the moment as he composed it in the Gondola: He painted me playing my lute…and he said that this melody is a music-drawing of me, drawn as melody…
My Palma, my composer, …my painter…always creative…
Such a beautiful birthday surprise…
I did not expect this…“, Palmina thought and send this to him as »heart-to-heart« message.

03 picture – Palmina saw this maybe

Palma smiled as he got her secret »heart-to-heart« message during he was conducting the Choir and Orchestra.
His heart answered to her: »Yes, Palmina, this is for you… a secret dedication for my secret principessa, on your secret birthday… I love you, Palmina…«
A lot of hundreds of Pigeons flew in this evening sky over the big famous Saint Marco Place.
During the music performance the pigeons landed on the place.
And more and more Pigeons came flying to listen to the music.
The music of Palma il Giovane could be heart at all over Venice.

04 picture – view to the San Marco Place from other places of Venice

And even the inhabitants of the other little islands in front of the Saint Marco place could silently hear the music.
They opened their windows on the islands and looked along the Laguna to see what’s up at the St. Marco place and they saw a lot of lanterns shining in Peony colours.
»Here is a miracle happening. See that pigeons are all coming to listen to the evening concert at the St.Marco place in Venice«, the people said.
Palmina smiled and had tears of joy in her eyes.

»It is maybe the secret birthday feast for the secret princess…«

She understood what this means, what Palma wants to say to her with the language of music.

During the music the honour guests of Venice came in the 1st floor at the balustrade at the Dogan’s palace to listen to the secret music surprise. They understood that secret gesture.
The Dogan, Emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin, The Queen of Thailand, Palmina’s mother, yes she was also invited as honour guest, and a lot of representative of their culture and countries where listening from the balcony of the Dogan’s palace.

As the »Peony Gondola Song« was finished the musicians said: »Tanti Auguri! Happy birthday! Sheng ri kuai le, princess Palmina!“

All musicians and the honour guests applauded and said loud and often »Bravi, bravi, bravi…Happy bithday!…tanti auguri!…..Palmina principessa High! Altina, high, high!«
The pigeons started all together to fly over the big place into the evening sky along the soft coloured evening sky where the first stars shined for them between some pink little clouds.

* * *

And as they saw this in their Peony Gondola Vision at their 23rd hour of the day ( 11 p.m.) they smiled and hugged themselves deeply tender and their hearts connected strongly and they breath slowly and soft.

»Whatever comes, let us stay to each other. Let us think this is like the edification of the church on the island San Giorgio Maggiore: It is build slowly but continuous….
One day she will be edification and finished.«, Palma said to her.
– »YES! Let us stay together whatever will come. 400 years ago I was your miracle Chinese princess and you my Venetian Marco Polo. We had problems. But not even separation through time and space could stop our deep love. A miracle happened…
Finally we found us through art music and inspiration and we both moved to Venice…Yes, it is a continuous edification of our love…like the church of San Giorgio Maggiore…«

And they kissed each other on the cheeks and hugged deeply and long.
They lied side by side in their Peony Gondola holding themselves, beside their music instruments Viola and Pipa.
A big soft pink Peony flower appeared on the sky in this moment. Palma and Palmina understood: This was a blessing sign from above.

(to be continued…)


 

68. How their deep love changed music history

68. How their deep love changed music history

And they saw in their Peony-Vision:

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01 picture - Here Palma's mother had one of the rooms of the famous 'Venice-Titan-Art-Galery' in the 1st floor in the 15th | 16th century
( 01 picture – Here Palma’s mother had one of the rooms of the famous ‚Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery‘ in the 1st floor in the 15th / 16th century )

Palma and Palmina’s first performance with Lute and Viola was a big success and Emperor Rudolf II liked also all the beautiful painting artwork of Palma il Giovane. He ordered a few artworks from Palma for Prague. (The economic relations to Venice – Bohemian Glas – are again very good now.)
He was also interested to order a Chinese Lute Pipa for his instrumental collection in Prague – Princess Lin will make it possible that a new Pipa instrument will brought from China to Prague.
And: He wanted also to hear a concert from the talented inspiring Lute-player Palmina. The early cultural-evening went well in the Gallery…

02 picture - Here Palma order a big Gondola to wait for her Palmina

(02 picture – Here Palma ordered a big Gondola to wait for his Palmina )

Palma ordered a big Gondola near the Art-Gallery to wait for her.

The way from the entrance of the Art Gallery to the Gondola along the »Campo S. Provolo« and along the »Fondamenta de l’Osmarin« was decorated with Peony Flowers on the left side and on the right side of the floor.

03 picture - the way from »Campo S. Provolo« along the »Fondamenta de l'Osmarin« where the Gondola waited (in the middle of the picture)

(03 picture – the way from »Campo S. Provolo« along the »Fondamenta de l’Osmarin« where the Gondola waited (in the middle of the picture))

On each side on the decorated way stood a lot of little lanterns. Each lantern symbolizes a lantern from Palmina which she brought to him: Once Palmina came with a lantern to pick up Palma il Giovane at the evening of a church where he painted till the darkness came and he could not see enough to paint and he felt asleep.
Palmina saved always his life with that, avoiding falling down from his dangerous painting-scaffoldings. (Palmina is Palma’s Personal Angel)

04 picture - street map of the »Fondamenta de l'Osmarin« where the Gondola waited (in the middle of the picture

( 04 picture – street map of the »Fondamenta de l’Osmarin« where the Gondola waited (in the middle of the picture)

»This lanterns shine now for your way, Palmina…as thank you remembering how often you came and brought me light with your lanterns and heartfelt Lute playing during my hard painting working in the church and at a lot of palazzos here in Venice and at the Dogan’s Palace… «, he said to her as he lead her holding her hand.
Palmina smiled and followed him his »Peony flowers way«, especially made for her. A way full of Peony-Music-Flowers and shining lanterns. A Way of Love and tenderness. A way of CREATIVITY and INSPIRATION.
Palmina looked very lucky on each Peony flower on their way. She looked on each lantern on their common way to the waiting Gondola.
All guests of the Art-Gallery seemed to know what now will happen in Venice: The big music surprise for Palmina.
The choir singers and the 30 Gondoliers prepared themselves waiting on the place where the music surprise will happen.

A lot of people, most artists and painters, students of the Venice-Art-Gallery and students of Palma il Giovane came slowly together at this early evening, which was not dark. The sky was strong blue and full of evening lights and little pink clouds.
Palmina followed step-by step the way Palma showed her with the flowers and lanterns.

05 picture - painting 'Orpheus' the hero of the opera· with a violin· by Cesare Gennari

( 05 picture – painting ‚Orpheus‘ the hero of the opera, with a violin, by Cesare Gennari )

The very young**) composer Claudio Monteverdi *) saw how Palmina followed smiling and wordless her Master Palma il Giovane.

»This inspires me….So beautiful…this idea of Master Palma il Giovane!… I have to compose once a big artwork, which will change the music history in the future. I will call it ‚Eurydice‘ or maybe ‚L’Orfeo‘ ***), let’s see…
I am so proud to be now a member of this big Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery! It is a big honour for an artist…I want once to be a choir master of the Saint Marco Cathedral of Venice, if I am grown as composer….
…Let’s learn from this great masters and artists of Venice…
…Let’s learn from Palma and Palmina…«, Claudio Monteverdi thought silently smiling.


Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi

»Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.«

**) »[…] Monteverdi’s early musical training, or evidence that (as is sometimes claimed) he was a member of the Cathedral choir […]. Monteverdi’s first published work, a set of motets, Sacrae cantiunculae (Sacred Songs) for three voices, was issued in VENICE in 1582, when he was only fifteen years old.«

06 picture - Frontispiece_of_L'Orfeo( 06 picture – Frontispiece of L’Orfeo )

***) »L’Orfeo – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo
L’Orfeo, sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri’s Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri’s Euridice, L’Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.«

07 picture - A page from the 1609 score of L'Orfeo

( 07 picture – music score of the composition by Monteverdi )

****) Eurydice – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurydice
»Eurydice -In Greek mythology, Eurydice; Greek: Εὐρυδίκη, Eurydikē) was an oak nymph or one of the daughters of Apollo. She was the wife of Orpheus, who tried to bring her back from the dead with his enchanting music.«


 

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Then they reached the big Gondola.
Now they entered the Gondola very ceremonial without saying a word. Palmina’s eyes shined and she smiled lucky.
Inside the Gondola were also Lanterns and a lot of fresh Peony Flowers. In the Gondola were a lot of music score and a…, really a paint brush!
Palmina looked questioning to Palma.
»It is a surprise…« he said very silent to his big love.
As they both sat in the big Gondola with soft seats and curtains.
Palma closed the curtains and knocked 2 times on the Gondola, so that the 31st Gondolier had now the signal to start to move the Gondola to the place of the music-surprise.

Palmina did not know where the Gondola now will drive.

»…this is your birthday surprise for you…«, Palma said to her very silently and Palmina did not hear it.

»Shen me?…scusi, what did you say…«

»Not so loud, Palmina, our Gondolier should not listen what we are talking about… it is a secret…«

Palmina came with her mouth very near to Palma’s ear and whispered to him: »Why is it a secret? Whole Venice seem to know that today is my secret birthday… «
Palmina repeated smiling this sentence and said it more silent and came more and more to Palma’s ear and whispered into it like a little sweet bird. »pss pss, pss pss pss«
Palma smiled about this tender secret communication with her.
He answered also something whispering into her ear, also very tender and she smiled. Both liked this whispering. They made it the whole travel through Venice Laguna.

08 picture - Gaspar_van_Wittel_-_View_of_the_San_Marco_Basin

( 08 picture – Gaspar van Wittel – View of the San Marco Basin )

And they came nearer and nearer to the »music surprise«.
The Gondola was inside en-lighted because of the shining lanterns.
The whole Gondola had the beautiful decent smell like the fresh Peony flowers.
As the big Gondola arrived at the place Palmina could hear through the curtain that a lot of musicians tuned now their instruments very carefully and silently. She heard also that there are a lot of Mandolins tuning there, but they made „tremolo“ like a Pipa-lute.

Palmina stopped whispering into Palma’s ears and listened to the sounds of the music instruments.

»…so much instruments you organised for my birthday music-surprise…?
…Palma, how much musicians are there outside?…«, Palmina asked surprised and smiling. She was really surprised about so much musicians.
»…Palma, what did you do…?«, she said and smiled questioning.

Palma smiled and said nothing.
His lips formed themselves like saying the word »liuto«.

»…Palma?…«

Palma said nothing.

»…Palma?…«

Palmina hit him softly in his side.

»…Palma, how much musicians are there outside??…It sounds like all musicians of Venice are standing there outside on a big place… «

And now the big choir made some short voice exercises.
»..Oh noooo, Palma, so much musicians for my birthday surprise?….«

He whispered into her ears: »Wait here in your Gondola. I will go with a little Gondola to the musicians…
After a while there will be the music-surprise…Then you open the curtains on your right side«.

And he kissed her ear tenderly – the first time in his life.
Palmina was overwhelmed by his tenderness and closed her eyes beginning to dream: She saw all the lanterns and all peony flowers which shined pink in her heart-to-heart-vision and smiled.

* * *

The musicians waited till Palma il Giovane came with the little Gondola to enter the Saint Marco Place. He made a short greeting and ‚thank you‘-gesture to all the musicians.
All Choir singers for the Venice-Titian-Art Gallery, a little Orchestra and also the Choir of Emperor Rudolf II and the 30 Mandolin-Gondoliers was ready to sing and play the „happy birthday surprise“ for Palmina. Palma stood now behind a little easel standing in front of his Orchestra. So he used it to hold the music score and he used his paint brush as bâton.
All musicians looked now to Palma il Giovane.
Now the „Peony Gondoly Song“ will now be performed in a few seconds.
Palma gave now the starting signal and the music started beautifully like that:

Which music will they perform for Palmina’s birthday?

(to be continued..)