✮ 288. Vivaldi meets Bach in Venice ✮
And as they saw this Peony Gondola vision, sitting together at 23 p.m. in side-by-side in their Peony Gondola, Palmina said: »Palma, can I hear your last music creations again? (52c)…«
»Oh, Yes, the Peony Gondola will play it for you. Listen: «
And the music was like this:
VIDEO: (Violin and Piano 52 a,b,c,d,e – 10 min) – https://youtu.be/c2Ae8sPT7jY
And Palmina saw again the soft flight along the Planet Mars and the moments at the Mars library and they had a lot of Music Visions during this music.
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»Oh, this is interesting! To see what happened with the music and culture live in Venice hundred years after our century, Palma?«
»Yes, really, but we have to be silent and not to talk about what we have seen to any body, you know…«
»I tell no one, Palma…«
»This morning I got a bird message from you Palmina? Did you…?«
»Yes, Palma I sent you a massage, but the extremists, this intrigant people, erased it after I send it. So I asked the birds to bring you my message in bird language…«
»Thank you for your bird message… So lovely. The birds say also that the message you sent was erased and you have been not happy about that, isn’t it, Palmina?«
»Yes, my Palma il Giovane. I am so lucky that we have our Peony Gondola. Thanks to the HEAVEN!«
And Palma and Palmina hugged each other short but tender and both could feel it and both smiled.
»Let us see what happened to the ‚Ospedale de La Pieta Orphan Music School and Orphan Girl’s Orchestra in Venice over hundred years after you have been music teacher there and let us see if they remember my composition which I wrote once for them, the ‚Missa Ospedale de La Pieta di Venice«
»Oh, yes, Palma ‚Missa Ospedale de La Pieta di Venice‘ is composed in G – Magior!!! – This music we performed together with the Orphan’s Girls there in Venice.
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And now they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:
At the place Campo Bandiera e Moro the windows opened suddenly.
»Maestro Bach? Johann Sebastian Bach is here in Venice?“, the people on the place who are looking out of the windows said and where surprised and greeted very happy.
„What a big honour!“, someone said.
„Johann Sebastian Bach in Venezia. Benvegno Maestro Bach!!!“
Antonio Vivaldi said to a little girl: »…Alora, Palmina, subito, subito…come over here…Fast, say to the other girls: they should come back to greet Maestro Johann Sebastian Bach with music – He is back in Venice!!!!…Fast, call them back!!….«.
And the beautiful young girls came after a while, shy laughing, running back the ‚Calle de la Pieta‘ , with their music instruments and formed a little group like a choir at the place »Bandiera e Moro« standing before Bach.
Antonio Vivaldi said: »Come, my angels, now we sing the ‚Welcome Cantata‘ for Maestro Johann Sebastian Bach!«.
»Oooooh, the famous Johann Sebastian Bach with his wife and 3 daughters…« the girls whispered with big open mouth and eyes.
And padre Maestro Antonio Vivaldi raised his hands like as sever choir master and as he saw that all his little girls (and the elder girls also) were ready to sing he gave the signal to start to sing the ‚Welcome Cantata‘ for Johann Sebastian Bach.
And they sung really like angels and Bach smiled and his family beside him – Anna Magdalena, Dorothea, Elisabeth, Johanna Carolina – at the table smiled also lucky and inside their hearts they were a little bit proud about their composer Johann Sebastian.
Especially Johanna Carolina looked very interested how Vivaldi is conducting his girls choir. Yes, she knows now: She wants to learn as fast as she can all in musics: playing instruments, her lute, the violin, and a lot of instruments, composing, making variations about a melody, and so on…
»I want also be a female musician like them. I want to learn everything from my Daddy…«, Johanna Carolina thought secretly.
»Aren’t they like angels? Much better then our boys choir in Leipzig? This clear soft female voices…
»Men should only sing Tenor and Bass and girls should sing Soprano and Alto.«, Bach thought in this moment.
Antonio Vivaldi realized as first musician in Europe that the voices of girls are more exact than the voices of little boys like – also in Leipzig – and they can sing longer, more years than the boys. If the boys are turning slowly to be a man their voice is changing for a long time and is turning to a lower level of pitch and they can not sing Soprano and Alto in the choir any more.
»I can understand why the Austrian People want to hear his choir in Vienna…they are brilliant!
… I have to give Vivaldi a Cantata from me, perhaps they are performing it…« Johann Sebastian whispered to his wife Anna Magdalena Bach.
»Perhaps the ‚Coffee Cantate‘ about our daughter Lieschen (Elisabeth) which wanted to marry her future husband Altnikol.«, Anna Magdalena whispered to him funny smiling.
And after they sung very good for Master Johann Sebastian Bach they said »Welcome Maestro Bach to Venice!!« and they made a respectful gesture and smiled.
»Maestro Bach! Oh, please give us an auto-graph here on our music score!!!«
»Oh, please for me also and, and for my little sister…she loves your compositions so much!
We have no parents and padre Vivaldi is like a father for us…
Now we had the honour to sing for you…
Please sign us an autograph on the music score here…
as remembering for that historic moment in Venice…« an elder girl, which was grown like a young women, said.
»…Yes, here also for me…«,
And the girls wanted to have all a signature, as autograph from the famous Johann Sebastian Bach and forgot that they are all hungry after the long rehearsal in the church Chiesa San Giovanni in Bragora¹).
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
¹) San Giovanni in Bragora – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Giovanni_in_Bragora