296. Bach, Vivaldi and the the Orphan Girls Orchestra in Venice

296. Bach, Vivaldi and the the Orphan Girls Orchestra in Venice

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma said to his Pigeon:

»Palmina, the little sweet bird in the morning said to me that you performed my composition LAKE yesterday! Did you, Palmina…?
I felt in my heart that you played for me…«

Palmina smiled and was happy that Palma could feel her music secret surprise.

He took her hands and kissed her talented hands tender and thankfully.
Palmina’s eyes shined and she felt that Palma wants to heal her hands.
Palma il Giovane could feel in the last days that she had pains on her hands because she prepared hard for this concert.

And during these days he could also feel her tender cheek kisses as he slept and he could feel it in his dreams.

And after that Palmina smiled and hugged Palma and gave him a sweet tender kiss on his cheek – in their Peony Gondola hour at 23 p.m. During this they suddenly continued to see the Peony Gondola vision with Bach in Venice in the 18th century:

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01 picture – San Marco Place in Venice

They saw the stars over Venice at the evening sky and they saw this evening Master Johann Sebastian Bach alone with his wife in a huge Gondola.
After the brilliant concert at the ‚Ospedale de la Pieta Girls Orchestra‘ with Vivaldi’s »Gloria« they are all (Bach, his family, Vivaldi and his girls orchestra) invited together with the girls at Giudecca island at a Chinese family, which came once in the 16th century and are living there.
They know a lot of stories about Marco Polo and his Asian Princess and of course a lot of stories about Palmina and Palma. And they are interested in Asian music instruments and of course asian tea.

On their way to Giudecca Island Bach said to his wife: »Maestro Vivaldi’s Girls Orchestra and Choir are brilliant. Should we move to Asia or to Venice, hmm? If I could have such brilliant musicians for my compositions, Anna Magdalena…? This would be a miracle!«, Bach said a little bit sad.

»Yes, this would be a miracle.
Hmmm, but a miracle happened, dear Johann Sebastian…
It happened:
Vivaldis orphan music school girls performed with padre Maestro Vivaldi all your missa brevis¹):

the missa brevis G-Major,
the missa brevis in g-minor,
the missa brevis in F-Major and
the mystic missa brevis in A-Major with Flauto traverso *)

Ach, so beautiful compositions, Johann Sebastian.«, Anna Magdalena said with a sigh in her voice.

They heard the La Pieta Girls Choir and orchestra singing Bach’s composition in a vision and they saw Vivaldi conducting in Venice and it was like this:
*) VIDEO: [music score] (5min) Bach, missa brevis, Mass in A major – Kyrie (Herreweghe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Bqgw9Z4S8

»Yes, this was a miracle. Initially I composed this short missa brevis for Franz Anton von Sporck ²) and his ‚Sporck theatre‘. Like a miracle my compositions came in the hands of Antonio Vivaldi in Venice…«, Johann Sebastian said smiling and he put his strong huge arm around his little Anna Magdalena Bach smiling.

»Yes, Johann Sebastian, padre Maestro Vivaldi had good connections to Franz Anton von Sporck and he met him several times as his La Pieta Girls Orchestra gave concerts there in Prague…«, Anna said proud.

»Yes, they performed my compositions in Prague and Venice, yes a miracle…
Thank you Santa Lucia !!! Tomorrow we have to visit the chiesa of Santa Lucia also to visit the Santa-Lucia-paintings of Palma il Giovane there«, he said and searched his Mandolin.

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02 picture – Gondolas moving to Giudecca Island

All the Gondola’s are now moving at this evening to Giudecca Island with Bach, Vivaldi and the whole talented girls from the La Pieta Orphan shelter music school Orchestra.
They are all invited to the old Chinese Families to a Tea ceremony concert in their big gardens in Venice to hear the Yin-Yang-Chinese-Garden-Orchestra. And all are looking forward to have this Asian Tea and to hear the original Asian Music Instruments.

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And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

Palmina smiled and Palma knew which music piece will be performed at this Chinese concert.

Palma smiled secretly and shy.

»Palma?

Hm, why are you smiling so shy? Palmaaaa? Hmm? «

And they saw the Asian Trigram on the heaven and the heaven was pink with white clouds:

☱ – LAKE- DUI – THE JOYOUS

Now a voice said in ancient old Chinese language style:

» 說萬物者莫說乎澤 –
Of all that forces that GIVE JOY things,
there is no more gladdening than the LAKE ☱ «

»Oh, Palma!«

»Oh, Palmina!«

»Pi-«

»-Pa«

and now they made both a round mouth, moved them to each other mouths
and said together:
»Liu – to – kiss«

And then they kissed sweet and short and smiled.

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(to be continued…)

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¹) Bach’s Kyrie–Gloria masses, BWV 233–236 – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrie%E2%80%93Gloria_masses,_BWV_233%E2%80%93236#BWV_234

»Apart from the 1733 Missa in B minor for the Dresden court (later incorporated in the Mass in B minor), Johann Sebastian Bach wrote four further Kyrie–Gloria Masses, BWV 233–236. These compositions, consisting of the first two sections of the Mass ordinary (i.e. the Kyrie and the Gloria), have been indicated as Missae breves (Latin for „short masses“) or Lutheran Masses. They seem to have been intended for liturgical use, considering a performance time of about 20 minutes each, the average duration of a Bach cantata. They may have been composed around 1738/39.[1] Possibly they were written for Count Franz Anton von Sporck² or performed by him in Lysá.«

²) Franz Anton von Sporck – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Anton_von_Sporck

»Franz Anton von Sporck, Count (Franz Anton Reichsgraf von Sporck in German, František Antonín hrabě Špork in Czech) (born 9 March 1662 in Lysá nad Labem or Heřmanův Městec; died 30 March 1738 in Lysá nad Labem) was a German-speaking literatus and patron of the arts who lived in the province of Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic. He was one of the most notable cultural and intellectual figures in central Europe in the early 18th century. «

»…attracting some of the most prominent singers in Italy to Prague, and used Antonio Vivaldi as a source of repertory and singers. VIVALDI himself visited Prague in the early 1730s as a result of his connections with the Sporck theater. Many creative operatic works were first performed in the Sporck theater, including the first opera to use the original settings and character names from the tradition of Don Juan dramatizations:«
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258 Le Zitelle Choir is singing Palma’s Hymnus on Cyprus Island

258 Le Zitelle Choir is singing Palma’s Hymnus on Cyprus Island

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream like that:

„Palma?“
„Hmm?“
„I do rehearsal so much so my fingers have pain…“

Palma smiled, looked into her beautiful eyes and after a while he took her talented hands and kissed them soft and tender.

After that vision they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

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Today Palma always looked at the sky and he saw a beautiful cloud heart like that:

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„This is a heart from my Pigeon…She thinks on me…“, Palma thought and he looked to the sky.

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Two weeks later.

„Our ship is going the right course. In a few days we are there…“, the Capitain of the Sailing ship said to Palma il Giovane.
A soft wind was now in their face and hairs.
Palma smiled.
Palmina smiled as he saw again a heart on the sky like that:

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     picture 2 of heart on the sky

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During Palmina made again rehearsal in her room over the big Place, in Pafos on Cyrus Island she heard suddenly music down at the ancient place.
As Palmina heard the music she felt no paint on her finger.
This time Palmina is doing rehearsal very much on her Lute and  this makes her finger pain a little bit.
But after Palma’s music inspiration for Pianosolo she felt healthy. (Palmina likes to hear this music via the Peony Gondola)

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Today it was again a sunny day, Palmina heard a music outside.
A good girls choir is doing rehearsal down at the big ancient place.

And now they started to make music with all their instruments.

„Oh…this is…“, Palmina said surprised.

She looked out of her window to see the musicians.
She smiled and saw: This is Palma!
My Palma il Giovane is playing the Mandolin! Oh, he playes our secret deep love melody…‘, Palmina said and listened also to the music a while.
„…oh he brought the most famous Singer of Armenia….
What a honour for our small island!
Yes, here on Cyprus Island my mother-side-relative Catharina Cornaio was the last Queen of Zyprus Island in the 15th century and she was also the Queen of Armenia…and  a Byzantine Princess. She was also a honour citizen of the Republic of Venice….“
Palmina smiled and had tears in her eyes.
„Yes, this is my Palma. He comes with the famous Venetian Eurasian Ensemble from Venice  to make a performance for me on that beautiful place here in our city Pafos.
Oh, Signora Ming from the Ming dynasty, living now also at Giudecca Island with her family,  playes the Pipa part…“
This chinese family came once officially protected by the Republic of Venice, from that Pacific Island to move to Venice.
Now Palmina took her own Pipa Lute and started to play the secret love melody together with the performance down at the big place where hundreds of people and children were standing to listen this little open air concert.

All the members of this Venice Titian Art Gallery music ensemble played with all their heart and the people could feel it.
Maybe also because Palmina played in this  moment from her window with her lute happy smiling with them. Palmina’s innocent cheeks turned colourful light-red.
„Oh, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my writer…he took all this long way from Venice with a ship to make a concert for me, to express his sympathy and love to me…Oh, Palma… Oh, my Palma!“, Palmina thought during she played and she made a deep sigh.

And the music she heard was like that:

  VIDEO: ( Hymnus of Cultures Wasserwelt fest 2019 https://youtu.be/OvjKxpeJjfE )

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After they saw the Peony Gondola Vision they looked out of their Peony Gondola over the colorful  horizon with a beautiful evening sunset at the longest day in the year.

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picture 3 + 4 of sunset at the longest day in the year with heart at the sky

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Palmina smiled and she put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and kissd her on her head tender

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         (to be continued…)
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244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

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picture 01 – at Palma’s time a new traditional was born – The Il redentore feast in Venice as big Thank – you – festival

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream at 23 o’clock and they saw this:

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»+++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++
THE HIGHEST COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE DECIDED TO SET FREE CARDINAL BORROMÄUS, KNOWN AS THE PROTECTOR OF CHILDREN AND SACRED MUSIC. +++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++«

Palmina went this morning along the San Marco Place and bought this fresh printed ‚Worldpress‘ newspaper.

She started reading and said: »Look Palma, they write about you…and,and, the Cardinale will today come to Venice….read, read, looook,look, Palma…“

Palma took the newspaper and read:

»…the highest court announced today that „…it IS NOT A CRIME to help too much poor and ill persons… “ The orders given by Cardinale Hell from the Vatican State to arrest the innocent Cardinal Borromaeus are not accepted by the highest court in order that Cardinale Hell is now declared as officially as criminal.

BIG FEAST FOR CARDINAL BORROMEAUS ON GIUDECCA ISLAND

Today at the traditional ‚Il Redentore feast“ the Republic of Venice will welcome this famous Cardinale with big fireworks and concert for being freed from wrong arrest.
The „Cantico delle Creature“ for children will be played by the Le Zitelle Orchestra at the official opening ceremony and a new painting of the famous painter Palma il Giovane will be presented as official thank you for saving Cardinale Borromaeus from imprisonment.

picture 02 - 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

picture 02 – 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

CARDINALE PROTECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINT VIRGIN

Being protected during the gun shooting terror attack during the ‚Tridentinum Council‘ by the saint virgin „Karel“ give promise to the saint virgin to speak with a famous composer, because he composed a big composition as music therapy for victims of child-prostitution.

As big thank you being protected by the gun shooting of Mr. Ali who said by himself: „I was payed to shot on Karel by Cardinale Hell, who wanted to become the pope of the catholic church and he wanted to support all my friends if he gets the new pope, but now he will not support our Church of Social Media because he is in prison.“

 
PEOPLE SAY HE IS A SAINT

Cardinale Borromaeus did found a lot of institutions to protect poor children and girls from child prostitution in the tradition to the Saint Nicolaus.
Today he will visit the „Le Zitelle“-institution on Giudecca island and the girls orchestra will play Welcome concert in their church and in their beautiful gardens behind the buildings of the „Santa Maria de la Presentatione“.
Cardinale Borromaeus has announced to hold a speech on Giudecca Island supporting poor children, girls and the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

 

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS WILL COME

Thousands of all over the world are expected today at the „Redentore feast“.
Honour Guests also from Asia, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, even from Formosa, where strong relations to the catholic church are since the 16th century, will send their representatives to congratulate and sent their best wishes.

 
BIG FIRE WORK ALONG THE GIUDECCA ISLAND AS BIG WELCOME CEREMONY.

The Republic of Venice, the R.O.V, announced a very big fire work to this special day in the history for protection of children, protection of music therapy and art.

 
A NEW TRADITION IS BORN IN VENICE

„This feast should now be that big every year“ the representatives of the R.O.V., the Republic of Venice announced now, „…the feast is a traditional feast as ‚Thank you‘ for surviving the Pest“ – but now we decided to make it as one of the biggest feast in the year in Venice“.

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picture 03 – bridge build only for the days of the Thank You Festival

 

A BIG BRIDGE WILL BE BUILD

Along the new feast there will be a new long bridge only for the duration of the days of the „Il Redentore feast“.
The people can go along the big bridge to go over the water to the „Church il Redentore“.

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After they read the newspaper standing on the San Marco Place a lot of pigeon had landed around them and looked up to them as if they did understand the newspaper.
Now the pigeons flew to the Gondola which was waiting for them at the other end of the San Marco Place.

Both went there and Palmina and Palma entered a Gondola .Palma helped her to enter the Gondola and smiled.

Palmina smiled and said: »Palma, I am so proud on you. Cardinale Borromaeus will visit our „Le Zitelle Orchestra“ on Giudecca and the „Cantico delle Creature“ will be performed, and, and your painting will be presented at the Chiesa Il Redentore.
Oh, Palma, oh, Palma, what a big feast today will be. Oh, I love you, my painter, my composer, my love letter writer, my children protector….“

And Palma and Palmina looked sideways to the island Giudecca and smiled.
Soon the big traditional ‚Il Redentore festival‘ will start here in Venice.

Palmina put her hand on Palma’s hand very tender and Palma could feel it.
Now he looked at her beautiful smiling face. He realised how much he loves her and the sun made her hairs beautiful.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the other side in the direction of Giudecca Island.
They will have a few hours of rehearsal for the concert today at evening.
The innocent girls came all with their music instruments and also the girls and children choir was there.
As they saw Palma and Palmina coming to the Le Zitelle they waved all from their windows.

„Look, Palma and Palmina are coming to make a rehearsal with us. Let us take all our music instruments and come at the concert stage in the garden.

And all the girls and children came in the Le Zitelle Garden to sit at their place on the stage to be ready to make a rehearsal of Palma’s Hymnus.

How often Cardinal Hell tried to pay millions to stop this music-social projects for children. How often he gave a lot of money to people to sabotage this social projects. But now Cardinal Borromaeus is their strong hand of the heaven to stopp this intrigues against these poor children.

And now they made the rehearsal like that:

VIDEO: [Peony Gondola Song] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE


At he evening the saint Cardinale Borromaeus came and the fireworks in Venice begun and it looked fantastic like that, so that also painters made paintings of this historic moment in modern civilization – to protect children, art and culture.
»Long live our Cardinale Borromaeus!«

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»Long Live the Protector of our children the new saint Nicolaus!«

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»Yes long live he, down with Cardinale Hell, he should never leave the prison – This Children killer«

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»Long live the saint Cardinal – Down with Cardinale Hell, this murder!«

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»Long live the Le Zitelle Foundation and its Girls Orchestra and Choir! Let’s listen the Cantico delle Creature – The big Manifest against child-prostitution!«

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»Let us celebrate this day from now on in all future, here in Venice on Giudecca Island«

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pictures 1-72 – traditional feast on Giudecca Island as big thank you

(click on the image to see it in full size)

(to be continued…)

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230. Tender Messages from the Island of the „Daughter of Saint Mark“

230. Tender Messages from the Island of the „Daughter of Saint Mark“

„Love is not a illusion,
Love is not only a feeling,
But Love will remain if all other things are gone.
Gerald Spitzner“

 

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picture – Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, Queen of Armenia, Byzantium Princess and „Daughter of Saint Mark“ *) painted by Master Titian

At this eternal Peony Gondola Hour at 23 o’clock Palmina was lucky to hear that music from Palma“s heart.

After this music vision Palmina raised her head, smiled and said now with her soft innocent voice:
„Oh, Palma, my composer! You made me so happy with your 4 Strings variation…“
Palma smiled and answered „Oh, my Pigeon my inspiration, even if we would live on two different places, we would be connected with the help of our Peony Gondola.“
„Yes, Palma, we would think on each other every day, every moment.“, Palmina said with a big smile.

„Can you remember the years between 1578 and 1580 or so…you have been several times in Cyprus Island and wanted to write a letter to me?…“

„Yes, Palma, how could I forget this…“

And now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

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Palmina sat on her little table on her little window, her music instruments beside her, and looked out of her little window over her little garden.

She saw a bird flying from tree to tree.
„Oh, I want to write a letter or message to my Jacopo Palma il Giovane, I love him so much…“

And she started to write a nice, beautiful letter to Palma. After she did this she moved her head a little bit left and a little bit right to proof if it is written good and nice.

She wrote:“

Cyprus Island, 15..
Dear beloved Palma!

Today I thought all the day how I can send you a message.
There is no secure way to a message from my island since the island was taken 1572, and the Christian Church had been destroyed from the „holy war worrier“.

Today in the north over 300 citizens had been attaked and killed, over 500 citizens are injured at the north part of the island.
I think the island will be divided in a north and a south part in the future.
I am living in the south-west part and there is no war here and no terror but they are stealing our letters.
Palma, during my concert tour here I suddenly found out that my father, who left mother for an other women, started secret business relations with the enemies of our republic of Venice. Isn’t it terrible?
I am not sure, but I feel that the dark sugar earth social network administrators have secret business relation to the Vatican State. The people here say a mighty cardinale will be arrested soon.
But to write a secure letter it is not possible, also here in the south west part of my island.
We all feel isolated here if we get not soon HELP FROM EUROPE.
Palma, I want to communicate with you.
Why we can not get rid of the letter stealing dark sugar earth organisation?
Communication should be a basic right!
I visited the historic place of my ancient relatives from the 14th century. How beautiful Master Titian painted the relative of my mother…
Here is a copy of the painting and it is also very good.
My beloved Palma, I want to tell you that I am planing to play some compositions from you, especially your „Loredan Mass in G-Major“ for Choir and Orchestra.
I found a nice Choir Master and he wants to perform parts of your composition from you, here on my Island here.
I remember as you composed the first movement on your Mandolin solo, standing under my little window in the „Calle de la Pieta“ in Venice to express your inspiration and love to me.
Oh, Palma, I want to come back to Venice. I think the Vatican-business-friends from the north are reading my letter and controlling my private contacts.
We have to see us today again in our secret Peony Gondola to make music over a big distance, to speak with each other over a big distance and to hug over a big distance.

Hope you will get my message.
Il tell this message as music message to my birds in my garden.
Their communication system is more secure and faster than the human mail system.

With much love
Your you deeply loving
Palmina Albina“

And Palmina took her music instrument and started to play wonderfully.

The little colorful bird landed on her window and wanted to listen to her music message. Palmina transformed her music message into a beautiful melody.
The other birds on the trees looked interested and stopped to sing just to hear Palmina.
After Palmina ended the bird flew lucky away, made a little round in the air and flew to another bird far away.
Then the bird sung Palmina’s melody and the other bird listened.
Later this other bird flew lucky away and flew far, far away to another bird over the sea and landed at another bird and sung the Melody.
Yes, and also this bird brought the secret music message for Palma to another bird, and so on…
After a few days a bird landed at Palma’s window in Venice, the city of love and art, and tweeted friendly and lucky.
Palma stood up from his new drawing he was in that moment creating.
He smiled and understood.
Very heartfelt and exactly he is listening to the sweet music love message from his Pigeon Palmina.
Palma understood every word of her letter and thanked to the little Pigeon, who brought the message from Cyprus Island.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma said with a sigh in his voice:

„Yes, this was a miracle, I suddenly understood the bird language, Palmina, I love you…“,

„… the message as secret music from the birds: This was a funny idea, Palma.“

And suddenly they saw a new Peony Gondola Vision in another century:

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„You may not speak with Pamina now…“ a priest voice said.

Suddenly they saw the famous composer Mozart sitting beside his sweet sister Nannerl on their family piano.

Mozart took the beautiful talented hands of Nannerl and kissed them tender and said:
„Natschi, Tschini fibi!
… Nannerl, how do you love my creation „The magic flute“, hmmmmmmmm? “

And he kissed her cheeks fast, hoping she likes it.

Nannerl, was shy and smiled:“ Oh, Amadeus. I love it very much…the music but, why the prince can not speak with his deep tender love Pamina at the beginning?“

„Oh, Yes, my inspiration, my sweet yellow canary bird. The Prince and Pamina are not allowed to speak with each other because they should learn to communicate from heart to heart without words.
But, one thing is allowed for them:
To make music during the time of spiritual growing and spiritual development – the time of silence.“

Nannerl said : “ But, Pamina loves him and she wants to talk with him. The prince can not explain her that this time of silence is only a short time…so he composes for her little music pieces on his instrument…“

Mozart said fast:“ …they are going to be a spiritual pair and they are having a spiritual marriage at the end of my opera!“

„A spiritual marriage? Woooo, like Saint Cecilia made it once? Like the saint of music did it…?“, Nannerl said beeing very lucky and inspired,
„But, they made music for each other during the time of silence, to feel each other inside their hearts, to learn to love each other outside the body., inside their hearts and dreams.“

VIDEO: (Mozart, scene from „The magic flute“, fire and water proof during flute music) https://youtu.be/OpIbH2kl-tU

(to be continued…)

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*) „Daughter of Saint Mark“ is a symbolic honour titel (read more below)

Catherine Cornaro – Wikipedia – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Cornaro

Catherine Cornaro (Greek: Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο, Venetian: Catarina Corner) (25 November 1454 – 10 July 1510) was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus. She was queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, regent of Cyprus during the minority of her son James III of Cyprus in 1473–1474, and finally queen regnant of Cyprus. She reigned from 26 August 1474 to 26 February 1489 and was declared a „Daughter of Saint Mark“

Her live was the topic of 5 composed Opera:

* Franz Lachner (Katharina Cornaro, 1841, Libretto von de Saint-Georges),
* Donizetti (Catharina Cornaro, Neapel 1844),
* Jacques Fromental Halévy (La reine de Chypre) and
* Michael William Balfe (The daughter of St. Mark, 1844)

214. The big Inspiration and Bach’s St. Marco Passion

214. The big Inspiration and Bach’s St. Marco Passion

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picture San Marco Cathedral in Venice

And as they saw this Peony Gondola vision Palmina asked her Palma:“ Palma?“

„Hm?“
„Did you get my Message I send you?“

„Oh no… But deep in my heart I could feel your actual positive thought and saw a big cloud in form of a heart on the sky… But someone erased illegally your message to me….This is a shame…We both have the right to communicate. No one is allowed to erase a message to Jacopo Palma il Giovane!“

„Yes, it is our fundamental rights to communicate! Those who erase our letters want to destroy our deep music friedship…“
Palmina put her head soft and tender on Palma’s side and Palma could feel it. Yes, this night he could feal Palmina’s good thoughts and love and Palma was lucky that Palmina takes care for him, with the help of the Peony Gondola.
And as Palma felt her love they continued to dream the vision and they saw this:

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Bach and his family stood at the famous San Marco Place in the 18 century.
Now they looked at the San Marco Cathedral
and Bach felt the inspiration to write the „Saint Marcus Passion“ and looked at this Cathedral as union of European and Asian architecture art style.

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  picture – original Byzantine hourses

Anna Magdalena and his daughters and Pipsy understood: Bach has now an inspiration and Bach startet to compose in his imagination and Anna Magdalena and Pipsy were able to hear in the same moment the music of the Marcus Passion and it was like that:

VIDEO: (Music of Marcus-Passion of Bach)

(https://youtu.be/rYueS2v7_Xc)

see also link: https://www.carus-verlag.com/en/choir/sacred-choral-music/st-mark-passion.html

                   (to be continued…)

        _____________________________

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

172. »Mars passing the Neptune moon system« in 400 years

172. »Mars passing the Neptune moon system« in 400 years

picture - Neptune seen from its Moon Triton, who has the same size than planet Mars

picture – Neptune seen from its Moon Triton, who has the same size than planet Mars

»Oh wonderful, Palma. A whole cosmic Organ music piece, played only for me. I love you. I am so proud of you.«

»In around 400 years, on the 7th of December of the year 2018 will be a special day: Mars passing the Neptune moon system«

And Palmina hold Palma’s right hand and he could feel it and Palma was lucky.

»2 days ago you played for me on your Pipa. Thank you, Palmina. My heart could feel it. It was a wonderful music. From your heart to my heart. I love you my Inspiration, my Saint Cecilia, my Pipa princess Wang Chao-chun. 王昭君«

»Oh, it is ok. I love you too. Even we can not see us we can think on each other every day, if you also want, Palma… my painter, my composer, my writer, my astronomer. Hm, I think you are a little astronomer….«, Palmina answered smiling.
»Neptune is the planet of music and art…«, Palma kissed Palmina, tender soft and short.

Now the Peony Gondola started to move to a new vision in 400 years:

And they saw at 23 o‘ clock together in their Peony Gondola suddenly the same astronomic event from three cosmic perspectives:

»Look at that three perspectives:…«, Palma il Giovane explained to his beloved Palmina

» 1. View from the moon Phobos¹ of Planet Mars. Phobos is moving within 7,5 hours one time around Planet Mars (3x times a Mars-day or earth day).

2. View from moon Triton of planet Neptune. This moon Triton² has the same size like planet Mars and also a thin atmosphere. (We can say a planet like Mars is moving around Neptune)

3. View from moon Despina of Neptune. Despina is much nearer to Neptune as Triton and is moving around Neptune very fast…«

Palmina put her head and his side and he put his arm around her during this Peony Vision in their Peony Gondola.
And suddenly they heard in their vision a music which was inspired by Palma’s Saint Cecilia and Saint Lucy. Saint Cecilia inspired this composition like a little tweeting yellow canary bird.

Both felt the inspiration:

VIDEO ² : [ » Mars passing the Neptune moon system«]  https://youtu.be/u-4Hqa437qA

(to be continued…)


¹ Phobos – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(moon)

»Phobos (/ˈfoʊbəs/ FOH-bəs, /-bɒs/ -boss,[4] from Greek Φόβος; systematic designation: Mars I) is the innermost and larger of the two natural satellites of Mars,[5] the other being Deimos. Both moons were discovered in 1877 by American astronomer Asaph Hall.

Phobos is a small, irregularly shaped object with a mean radius of 11 km (7 mi)[1] and is seven times as massive as the outer moon, Deimos. Phobos is named after the Greek god Phobos, a son of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus)«

² Triton – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triton_(moon)

»Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune, and the first Neptunian moon to be discovered. The discovery was made on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, an orbit in the direction opposite to its planet’s rotation.[2][11] At 2,710 kilometres (1,680 mi)[5] in diameter, it is the seventh-largest moon in the Solar System. Because of its retrograde orbit and composition similar to Pluto’s, Triton is thought to have been a dwarf planet captured from the Kuiper belt.[12] It has a surface of mostly frozen nitrogen, a mostly water-ice crust,[13] an icy mantle and a substantial core of rock and metal. The core makes up two-thirds of its total mass. The mean density is 2.061 g/cm3,[5] reflecting a composition of approximately 15–35% water ice.

Triton is one of the few moons in the Solar System known to be geologically active (the others being Jupiter’s Io and Europa, and Saturn’s Enceladus and Titan). As a consequence, its surface is relatively young, with few obvious impact craters. Intricate cryovolcanic and tectonic terrains suggest a complex geological history. Part of its surface has geysers erupting sublimated nitrogen gas, contributing to a tenuous nitrogen atmosphere less than 1/70,000 the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere at sea level.[6] It is the second-largest planetary moon in relation to its primary, after Earth’s moon.«

³ This music describes the moving of the planets on the evening sky on 2018-12-07

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picture 2 - colour palette of Palma il Giovane

picture – colour palette Palma il Giovane


 

160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner

And they continued to dream their Peony-Gondola-Dream and they saw this at 11 p.m.:

* * *

And the Choir and the Musicians continued to make music during the feast mass in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice.
Palmina smiled from the music-gallery on the left upper side down to Palma who is very lucky to see her and to hear her performing his artwork.

The famous Cardinale Borromeo listened to Palma’s music compositions very interested.

»He is not only painting very good, he is also composing sacred music…Why a so famous painter of Venice, like Jacopo Palma il Giovane is composing this music…?
Hm, maybe he is in love and he is composing for a women to express his love for her… Composing for love…So beautiful…
Maybe a music dedication to a musician like the Lute Playing Girl? Or it is a dedication to Emperor Rudolf II or also a dedication to me? Hm, interesting, interesting… Yes, yes, I learned now something from him: Music will save the world once… I am sure! Palma is right – Palestrina, the famous composer in Rome; I have to order that he has to compose a Holy Mass for Rome! – That’s a good idea, Palma…«, Cardinale Borromeo was inspired to hear that music and was silently thinking.
And they heard also the »Benedictus« which was sung by Mihaela, Palma’s talented cousin, and she was very lucky and she smiled and smiled as she wants to jump of luckiness in the air because she is the first Mezzo-Soprano to perform this music in music history. Palmina played the Lute-part (it can be played also by a Pipa lute).

* * *

VIDEO: [»Benedictus« of »Prager Messe«] https://youtu.be/zicEEF45hJw

 

 

see also: LINK PLAYLIST »Prager Messe«: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBr_c49ajzY9LqTB5Bx-kVXxj61AN_psJ

 

* * *

And as they listened this music in their Peony Vision Palmina smiled and looked into Palma’s eyes.

And they saw now this in their Peony Vision:

* * *

Palmina had a big success in the San Marco Cathedral and in order to that she got an official Invitation to play with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra«, the LZCO to have a concert in Vienna, Austria, the city of music.

But that means again an new sponsored concert tour.
But sponsored by whom? Who gives so much money to lead again Palmina out of the Republic of Venice? And again Palma can not see Palmina for a long time. What a pity!

Palma was lucky that his »Benedictus« was a big success in Venice, also for Palmina, but it means also that Palmina is on concert-tour for long.

She will not be in the morning at the little fine bakery store to sell mothers fine fresh little Venetian breads and to meet Palma there in the morning to smile for him.

And for her: It means not to see Palma painting in the San Antonin Church and not to play for him at the scaffolding.

It means also not to see her in the little atelier at the »Fondamenta dei Furlani« House Nr. 3291« where Palma paints during Palmina is playing for hours for him to inspire him.
It means also for them: Not to see each other at the beautiful Garden of »Giardino«. Not to speak to each other. Not to write to each other (As long the criminals of the dark sugar earth Administrators are not arrested by the Republic no letter will be un-stolen by them).

But they have the Peony Gondola !!!

* * *

Today Palma will finish his famous painting »La Pieta« and Palmina will play the last day before she is invited to travel to Vienna, to give a concert for mighty Emperor Rudolf II, the emperor of Austria.

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner
picture 2 – »La Pieta by Palma in Giovane«

»Palmina, you played so beautiful here in my little atelier… Your little sweet compositions for me are so amazing. I love you Palmina!
He laid his paint brush to the side and looked a last time on his finished painting.
Palmina said: »Well done, Jacopo Palma il Giovane. You painted me also wonderfully with my red concert cloth and with golden hairs like on Master Titians »Pieta«.
And Palma took Palmina’s talented hands and kissed her carefully several times.
»And I have to thank this talented hands that they played over 40 minutes music for me now. Thank you my Pigeon.«

»Oh Palma, its ok. I like you Palma, you know, it makes me lucky to inspire you and to help you to go your way here in Venice.«.

»Yes, my pigeon, my inspiration, my deep love.«
Palma kissed her arms several times.
Now they are the last time alone and they hugged deeply and tender and long.
Yes, after today’s invitation at the Giudecca Island, and they will go there, there where the gardens of the Chinese friends are, there where the members Family of the Ming Dynasty are living, after that concert they will not be alone. Tomorrow Palmina will leave Venice for a long time to travel to Vienna with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra« to make it famous in Europe.

Today they will meet at afternoon tea time at the Chinese Ming Family, with princess Lin and all the famous artists of the Ming Dynasty who survived the military attack against the Ming in the year 1583.
Maybe in later years, at peaceful times, they can go to China an live there as artists with big honours.
Today there will be a friendship concert – for a friendship between the mighty Republic of Venice and family members of the Ming-Dynasty.
The Chinese musician will play traditional Asian Music and the La Zitelle Chamber orchestra will play European and traditional Venice music pieces.
Today they can speak with Master Lao, who is a wise old man who can tell them some of his Visions he had last night.

mnigPalma and Palmina, after they hugged and kissed full of sympathy and love, they went both along the »Fondamenta del Furlani« along the San Antonin Church, along the big place »Campo Bandiera e Moro« to visit mum in the bakers shop, to get some fine fresh breads, to go along the »Calle de la Pieta« in the direction to the long Promenade »Riva degli Schiavoni«.
They went slowly along the clear sea water in the south direction to the famous »Giardino« garden.
There was also the bank to sit in front of the statue and they sat down again like on other important days in their life.
Palma hugged her. He kissed her on her cheek. She smiled but both were silent and they know, these are their last hours to be alone together.
How often they sat here on this bank and looked to the stars. How often they drove with the Peony Gondola to the Moon-palace to visit the Moon Princess Chang’e and how often they visited planet Mars to great the Mars princess there in their common Peony-Dreams.
Yes, their dreams are sometimes more real then some real days which seems to be sometimes unreal and hard.
How much people died in the last century in Venice on the pest… 30 precent of the people died in Venice. Therefore the Venetian Republic build the »Chiesa Il Redentore« Church on Giudecca Island as »thank you« for surviving that hard time and the Republic ordered also paintings by Palma il Giovane for that beautiful Church.

¹ »Chiesa Il Redentore« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Redentore

»Il Redentore was built as a votive church in thanksgiving for deliverance from a major outbreak of the plague that decimated Venice between 1575 and 1576, in which some 46,000 people (25–30% of the population) died.«
»Il Redentore contains paintings by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo Saraceni, Leandro Bassano, PALMA IL GIOVANE, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Bissolo, Rocco Marconi, Paolo Veronese, Alvise Vivarini and the workshop of Tintoretto. «

* * *

Exactly this thoughts were also spoken at the friendship concert at the Gardens on Giudecca Island where the Chinese People are living under the protection of the Republic of Venice.

»…and we also are thankful for surviving the pest and also the attacks by the dark sugar earth network here in Venice like you, my Chinese friends, you also survived the war attacks of the Qing Dynasty, who will now own whole China for a long time. So we are thankful for your invitation and your beautiful friendship concert…«, Cardinale Carolus Borromeo continued to speak:
»…and we can announce that there will be a charity concert in Vienna against child-prostitution by our La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra and if some of you will come with them to Vienna to see this beautiful old city and to listen our concerts there the Republic of Venice will send a lot of Bodyguards to protect you during your travel. Palmina Albina, our best Lute player will have 6000 Varanguards to protect her during her concert travel to Vienna…«.

And all spectators applauded here in the big wild gardens of Giudecca-Island.
The buildings and gardens are surrounded by walls and a lot of Soldiers are protecting all entrances: Chinese Soldiers in traditional Ming-Dynasty-Uniforms and Venetian Soldiers, and also some Varanguards for Palmina are standing to protect them all.

* * *

The afternoon concert went very well. Palmina played also a solo composed by Palma and a solo composed by Palmina on her lutes.
After the concerts a lot of Chinese servants brought fresh cooked Chinese traditional food, some specially adapted for the European taste.

Palma went to the stage to see Palmina and he asked the musicians if he can try out the traditional Asian Instruments.

»Oh, you know how to hold a traditional Pipa¹ lute and to make a few tones…?« a very young Chinese musician in white traditional Asian cloth said friendly smiling.
She allowed him to play on her Pipa and Palma played and (he tried it) played.
»Thank you, Xie Xie«, Palma said smiling after he played (tryed) a long time
Later Palma tried the traditional GuZheng² instrument and made some tones.
»Oh, that’s interesting…I would like to learn to play…«

¹ Pipa – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa
² GuZheng – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng

The musician smiled and said »Signore Palma il Giovane, you painted us so beautiful in the last years here in Venice. If we can take painting lessons from you, here in our gardens we would feel very honoured. If you like, our talented princess can teach you and show you the secrets of our Asian culture and arts, especially of our music. They would love to explain you how this instruments are played. And…, and if you like you can write some music for our little Ming-Dynasty-Orchestra…«
And Palma was surprised for this friendly invitation.
»Palma, say yes! This is a big honour…!«, Palmina said.
Palmina was 2 years in China at the pacific island and learned not only the language a little bit, she knows how Asian people are fealing inside their heart.

»During I am in Vienna you will be here with the Ming Dynasty Family, here on that little beautiful secure Island in our Republic.«

Palma made a big sigh because he will miss Palmina and agreed to that big honour of cultural exchange.
Yes, Palma wants to learn about Asian cultures. Palmina lived on that Pacific Island for years. It is now a part of Palmina’s live and experience. He wants to understand this because he loves her.
»Yes, we have to learn from each other. The East from us West and we, West from your Eastern traditions.«

The little musician in the white beautiful cloth said: »Marco Polo was a Venetian and he married a Buddhist nun, a real Chinese Princess and lived here on that Island with her, the Chinese legend is telling.«

And as he saw that her eyes shined very beautifully Palma begun to study her eyes to be prepared to paint her and to teach her and to give her painting lessons in the future.

»I see you both are understanding very well, hm?«, Palmina said and hoped that Palma will manage now the time without her here in Venice.

»And..and…can I have some Violin lessons by your mother…Xíng ma?« the little Chinese Princess asked innocent and hoped that Palma will say yes.

* * *

The beautiful and ceremonial afternoon transformed into a long evening with lanterns – Chinese lanterns and Venetian Lanterns – with Chinese music and Venetian music from the 16th century.

It was a little fine feast and all enjoyed it but Palma did know that if Palmina will now go to Vienna with her orchestra and some Chinese delegation Palma will be again lonely for a long time.
Again it is a sponsored concert tour. Will Palma again have to wait on Palmina for years?

* * *

And after they saw this Peony-Vision at this 23 o clock time (11 p.m.) they dreamed what they say today at the »Giardino«-Garden. Palmina and Palma remembered this and they saw this in their Peony Vision sitting together now at the Peony-Gondola:

* * *

Today they saw a white Pigeon at the Giardino of South Venice and the Pigeon landed on a leave.

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picture 3 – white pigeon

In their dream the Pigeon spoke to them with a soft voice:

»Dear Palma and Palmina! Be careful the next time! The Criminal Church of Security took money from the Administrators of the Dark Sugar Earth Network to make an attack to you. Don’t go alone on the streets of Venice. Stay at the Chinese Family at their gardens. For a while the Titian Art School should take place there. Till the secret service of the republic found out and arrest the criminals of the international child-prostitution network stay at them as long as you can. There are good security Elite-soldiers protecting you. Chinese Soldiers and Venetian Soldiers and Varangian Guards¹!«


¹ Varangian Guard -Wikipedia –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard

»The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα τῶν Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors.«


Palma and Palmina looked surprised to the white speaking pigeon.

»And you Palmina, be careful: One of the Bodyguards is a FAKE BODYGUARD and he is paid by the international child-prostitution-network of the Dark Sugar Earth Dealers. He wants to isolate you and destroy your concert-career in Vienna. He has orders not to allow cultural exchange with the famous artists of Vienna so that no one will know your name as lute player in music history. Don’t trust him, don’t eat his dark sugar earth. He cancels your artist contacts and meetings without your permission! And don’t be alone with a man or a fake priest (an »Ostary³« which wears false priest cloth). The false Bodyguard will try to isolate you the whole concert in order to destroy your future music career. Don’t be alone with any man in a room also if this bodyguard said that this is expected from you otherwise you will loose your position as solist. Order always two, listen: two soldiers to protect you: A Chinese Soldier and an European Soldier. Good luck Palma and Palmina. Groo, Grooooo.«.

³ »Ostiarius« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostiarius
Is NOT priest, »In the Roman Catholic Church, this „porter“ became the lowest of the four minor orders prescribed by the Council of Trent. This was the first order a seminarian…«

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picture 4 –  starting white pigeon

After that the white Pigeon started to fly high in the heaven and was not seen after a while.

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picture 5 – heart leave

As Palma looked down to earth he saw that old leave.
It had a tiny hole like a heart.

»The white Pigeon showed us to find this symbol of an old, old, old love, my Wang Chun chao – my Marco-Polo Princess, My Du Liniang, My Palmina, my white Pigeon.«

Palmina laid her head on Palma’s beating heart and Palma reacted with putting his strong arm around his little Palmina Albina.

She thought also on the old vision of the little yellow canary bird in the wooden cage who will inspire the most famous composer of Europe to do his artwork in over 100 years.

And they heard now this mystic music:

VIDEO: [Violin and Organ »Lacrimosa« ] https://youtu.be/lzQ5Y_IS_98

(to be continued….)


 

159. Cardinale Borromäus is blessing the »La Zitelle« – musicians

159. Cardinale Borromäus is blessing the »La Zitelle« – musicians

picture 01 - Saint Carolus borromäus painting by Palma il Giovane

picture 01 – Saint Carolus Borromäus*) painting by Palma il Giovane

And as they heard in their Vision the »The Peony Gondola Song« Palma and Palmina saw in their vision a few other Peony Gondolas flying.

And Palma felt now a tender soft kiss on his left cheek after Palmina hold his right hand in his dreaming, and Palma could feel it and was smiling full of luck.

Palma thought: »Not every artists gets such a pure and fine soul as inspiring painting-music Peony Gondola friend. I have to be thankful every day that I have my Pigeon, my Inspiration, my Lute painting Palmina.«

A lot of Peony Gondolas flew soft and slow along the heaven.

»Look, Palmina there is »Saint Clara and Saint Franciscus…the famous spiritual loving pair. Oh look their hearts are glowing for heart-to-heart love.« also in a Peony Gondola.

»Yes, Palmina, they love each other with there soul, their spirit and with their hearts…Saint Clara is Saint Francis spiritual inspiring girl-friend. And they never stopped to love each other.«

And they heard a music like that:

VIDEO: [ Kyrie of »Prager Messe«] https://youtu.be/eKNiIPyl77w

https://youtu.be/eKNiIPyl77w
Palma was playing the Viola and expressing with each note in this music piece and tender kiss and Palmina’s talented hands and arms (of course, always at an other position).

»Wow, but Saint Franciscans of Assisi, the author of the Cantico delle Creature, was not a priest…?«, Palmina asked innocently.

»Yes, to love someone, you need not to be a priest.«

»Did Doctor Martinus, who was a catholic monk did he marry a Christian-catholic nun? And did they really found a new Christian tradition? Is that the reason why the »Trident Consilium«¹ in Trient was opened…hm? I mean, he was also not a priest, this Doctor Martinus… Also not a priest like saint Francis?«


¹ Trident Consilium – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Trent

»The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent (or Trento, in northern Italy), was the 19th ecumenical council of the Catholic Church.[1] Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.«

»The Council issued condemnations of what it defined to be heresies committed by proponents of Protestantism, and also issued key statements and clarifications of the Church’s doctrine and teachings, including scripture, the Biblical canon, sacred tradition, original sin, justification, salvation, the sacraments, the Mass and the veneration of saints.[4] The Council met for twenty-five sessions between 13 December 1545 and 4 December 1563.[5] Pope Paul III, who convoked the Council, oversaw the first eight sessions (1545–47), while the twelfth to sixteenth sessions (1551–52) were overseen by Pope Julius III and the seventeenth to twenty-fifth sessions (1562–63) by Pope Pius IV.«


* * *

– Oh, look fast, Palma: Marco Polo and his Buddhist nun, his wife, the Chinese Princess! Also together in a Peony Gondola – Spiritual Love with different traditions!«

»Yes, like you and me…«

They looked how this Peony Gondola moved along the pink-white clouds.

»It looks so harmonic and full of peace..«

»Look there is another Peony Gondola with Dante and Beatrice ! Dante writes 100 Cantici for her, how deep his love is, to dedicate her such a great Poesie! This is spiritual love!«

»And here is Liu Mengmei and Du Linang from the PEONY PAVILLION – Their love goes beyond time and space – death and life – they first met only in their secret dreams in the Peony Pavilion!«

»There is the Saint John of Cross**) and the Saint Terese from Avila***) – A deep spiritual love and friendship!«

»Yes, Palmina. They had been also in Venice. He held a speech in our Titian School and he got some painting lessons from me and she, Terese from Avila, met him in our Titian-School, sitting in the audience, and I painted her in a painting ***). And as they spoke with each other they suddenly flew a few meters above the earth, we all could see it, like to be together in a invisible Peony-Gondola¹. The Symbol of spiritual love and deep and heartfelt love and friendship«.

picture 02 - drawing artwork by John of the Cross »crucifixion«

picture 02 – drawing artwork by John of the Cross² »crucifixion«

picture 03 - painting of Palma il Giovane Saint Terese of Avila by Palma il Giovane at church of San Pancrazio in Rome (1618)

picture 03 – painting of Palma il Giovane Saint Terese³ of Avila by Palma il Giovane at church of San Pancrazio in Rome (1618)


*) Saint Carolus Borromeus – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Borromeo

»Charles Borromeo (Italian: Carlo Borromeo, Latin: Carolus Borromeus, 2 October 1538 – 3 November 1584) was Roman Catholic archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584 and a cardinal. «

He is called as the »Savior of the church music and protector of girls and children against child-prostitution.«

² **) Saint John of Cross¹ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_the_Cross

³ ***) Saint Terese of Avila¹ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_of_%C3%81vila

¹ This »miracle of levitation« which happened in the moment as Saint John of Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila came together, is described in the »book of saints« original title: »Das große Buch der Heiligen – Geschichte und Legende im Jahreslauf« – Südwest Verlag, 1978
ISBN-10: 3517006173
ISBN-13: 978-3517006178


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And they were all sitting in their Peony Gondolas, waved friendly to Palma and Palmina.
Palma and Palmina waved friendly back.
»Look, the saints of all traditions, we are dreaming in this vision,…They are greeting us!«, Palmina said like an innocent deer.

* * *

And as the music of the »Peony Gondola Song« was finished Palmina laid again her head back on Palma’s heart to hear his heart which was beating for her in deep love.

»Oh, my saint spirit inspiration. My Pigeon. My Palmina!«
»Oh, My painter, my composer and writer. My Palma il Giovane!«

And now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

* * *

Palma was sitting in one of his little ateliers at the »Furlani«. Right, beside is the Chiesa San Antonio and left, beside it the »scuola«

picture 04 - Palma's little atelier (Nr 3291, left beside the House Nr 3292)

picture 04 – Palma’s little atelier (Nr. 3291, left beside the House Nr. 3292)

He was painting as young Cardinal which played a big role at the Trident Concilium*) in the catholic Church, which is very mighty in this century.

»Jacopo Palma il Giovane. You are a very talented painter. You lived so long in Rome at the embassy. Your talent was discovered by Lord Rovero**). I saw a lot of famous paintings by you, Palma, here in Venice. You are really a famous artist here. I think you are one of the most well known persons here in Venice, isn’t it?

»Oh, thank you your excellency. I feel honoured by your positive words.
Yes, but I try to be silent in the public. I try to support the »La Zitelle« girls and its orchestra and musicians and teachers with my own compositions.«

»Oh with your own compositions! This is a good idea: To make a kind of music therapeutic creation for them to overcome their trauma of child-prostitution.
I founded a lot of institutions all over Europe to save these girls and to protect them from child-prostitution…Did you know? But the evil dark sugar network is fighting against this….not only in Venice I think.«
»Yes I know. We all know it here in the Republic of Venice…There are evil networks supporting the dark sugar earth social network of child Prostitution. Our Music-Projects are a way to help the children and young women…«

»You have also problems here in Venice with them. They are an evil network internationally…
Palma what should we do to save the old music-tradition in Europe? Some want to destroy church music like the dark sugar earth network is doing it. «

»I have an idea: Give orders that Pierluigi da Palestrina *****) in Rome; he should compose a new traditional saint mass with 6 voices. He should compose it for the Pope. This „Pape Macelli“*) will save our music in Europe!«


*) »Missa Papae Marcelli« by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli.
– Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_Papae_Marcelli

»It was believed that the simple, declamatory style of Missa Papae Marcelli convinced Cardinal Carlo Borromeo, on hearing, that polyphony could be intelligible, and that music such as Palestrina’s was all too beautiful to ban from the Church. In 1607, the composer Agostino Agazzari wrote: […] « (read more at wikipedia)

Composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

The Legend is also described in the OPERA »Palestrina« by composer Pfitzner
– Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestrina_(opera)
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* * *

Cardinal Borromeo was for a long time very silent and was thinking. Palma continued to draw him for a while and as they finished today’s paintings session Cardinal Borromeo and Palma il Giovane stood up.

The Cardinal put both hands on the head of Palma il Giovane and spoke very ceremonial:

»I bless your artworks and I bless your music compositions. May you always see the way of the saint spirit in your life. May a »saint spirit pigeon« be with you for your whole life and inspire you to your great artworks.«

And he blessed Palma il Giovane and Palma saw in a Vision a pure white Pigeon and then he saw Palmina smiling to him during this Vision.

As he went out of the little atelier they went to the right side, a few steps along the »Fondamenta dei Furlani« and entered the »Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni« to pray there. (This is all along the Rio de la Pieta, near the Chiesa »San Antonin« and near to Palmina’s bakery)

picture 05 - »Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni« where Palma' students painted under his teaching

picture 05 – »Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni« where Palma‘ students painted under his teaching


Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuola_di_San_Giorgio_degli_Schiavoni

»The Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice, northern Italy, was one of the city’s historical scuole (confraternity houses). «


Here at this »Suola« Palma il Giovane’s students made also some paintings.
A nun came and explained them friendly that Palma made here some beautiful paintings for these rooms, and also at the chapel in the first floor.
And Cardinale Borromeo did look interested at Palma’s artworks and all the servants where following him.
After he prayed a servant said:
»Your excellency today you will have a big speech in the big famous cathedral of Venice. Do you want to prepare your excellency for that and have a meal?«

picture 06 – Overview – »Campo Bandiera et Moro« (Palmina’s Home), Chiesa »San Antonin« (Palma’s paintings), The Atelier at the Fondamenta di Furlani and the »Scuola«

* * *

And they saw also in their Vision that Cardinale Borromeo is holding a long big speech in the San Marco Cathedral.
Hundreds of people are listening his words and they are standing also outside at the San Marco Place.
»…And we have to protect our children from child-prostitution! (applause) Especially our »La Zitelle«-Institution, here in Venice at our little Giudecca Island. It was founded by a good women and we have also to protect the members of that beautiful La Zitelle girls orchestra and choir..« (Very big and long applause) »…We have to protect them from secret attacks and intrigues by the forbidden dark sugar earth criminal network administrators. They have much money and they pay much money against the victims of child prostitution to make them silent. They plunder the rich and slave the poor, they enjoy their criminal life.« („Boo“ crying people) »And even there is only one priest, here, who supports this criminal network then tell it to me. And even If I die, I will come personally from the heaven with the saint angels to protect these girls and children from their enemy…«

And all on the cathedral applauded, some called:
»Bravi, Bravi,…save our children, save our poor girls…Save our »La Zitelle«-Institution
against these criminal administrators…Bravi, bravi.«
»Cardinale for papa! – We want you as our pope!«
»It is a pity that we don’t have him as our Cardinale in our Republic.«
»…he is a living Saint…This cardinal fights for the poor, for the ill, for the children, he is against child-prostitution, he is the savor of the church music…«
»Long live our Cardinale Borromeo!!! Let us stand with him!«
»Yes, he is the man who speaked for us in Rome.«
And there was a long applause in this huge San Marco Cathedral with its beautiful golden Mosaics.

Accademia - Procession in piazza San Marco by Gentile Bellini

Accademia – Procession in piazza San Marco by Gentile Bellini

picture 06 – Procession in piazza San Marco by Gentile Bellini

And the Choir on the left side, up in the cathedral, where Palmina sat with her Lute with the other musicians, were ready and waited till Master Claudio Monteverdi gives the sign to start to perform the music Composition »Cum sancto spiritu – Fugue«, composed by Palma il Giovane
And Palma il Giovane was sitting in the first row of the honour guests of Venice and looked up to Palmina, up there in the music-heaven, in this San Marco Cathedral and she looked down to him, smiling, being very lucky that he composed this polyphonic music, dedicated to his saint spirit pigeon, expressing the dance of the saints and angels in the heaven. (This music can also be danced by a good ballet group)

And then they sung and played like that:

Cardinale looked up to the heaven and listened.

»What musicians and composers they have here in Venice. Like the Angels in the Heaven…this music helps our La Zitelle girls, yes, this music…«

VIDEO: [»cum sancto spiritu Fugue« by Gerald Spitzner performed in Saint Karls-Church, Vienna«] https://youtu.be/piJ-twkTq3M

* * *

And as they saw this Peony Vision Palma said:
»You see Palmina, we have not only enemies from the church. There are also saints! »Yes, Palma, savers of the music and protectors of the children!«

(to be continued…)


**) Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino
– Wikepedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidobaldo_II_della_Rovere,_Duke_of_Urbino

»In 1567 Guidobaldo II della Rovere, duke of Urbino, recognized Palma’s talents, supporting him for four years and sending him to Rome, where he remained until about 1572. Shedding most remnants of Roman manner after his return to Venice, Palma adopted the inescapable models and mannerisms of Tintoretto. His early biographers assert that he found a place in the ageing Titian’s workshop; when the master died, Palma stepped in to finish his last work, the Pietà in the Accademia, Venice. Palma’s first major public commission arrived after a 1577 fire in the Doge’s Palace: three scenes in its grand council hall.« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palma_il_Giovane


158. The big deal, the honour of three women and the saved friendship

158. The big deal, the honour of three women and the saved friendship

And Palmina thought on Palma. Palma could feel it and smiled.
She touched in her thoughts Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it.
Palma was lucky and smiled. In her thought at their Peony-hour Palmina gave Palma a little cheek kiss on his right cheek and Palma could feel it and smiled.

»My Du Liniang«, Palma said in his Peony-dream.
»My Liu Mengmei«, Palmina said to Palma in her Peony-dream.

Palma plugged on this Viola:

c – g- d‘- a‘

Palmina answered and plugged on her Lute:

A – D – E – a

Both smiled in the same moment.

Palma hugged her with his right arm. And Palmina hold Palma with her left arm.

»Now we saw two different visions…from two different moments«, Palma said.

»I remember,… that 2nd vision is nearly 11 years earlier then that first vision in 1593…«

»Oh, Palmina, my soft innocent Pigeon. I love you as you are…«
And in that moment they saw again a vision, sitting together in their soft seats of their Peony Gondola and they saw this:

* * *

Palmina was very sad that the priest did not like Palma’s artworks.
This day she went her way carefully to the Island Giudecca in Venice.

She took an other way with the Gondola so that she will not suddenly meet the priest on the streets of Giudecca.

At a little Pizzeria the restaurant owner greeted Palmina:
»Ciao, Palmina. Principessa, tutto bene? Fa bene? Are you ok?«

Palmina shows with her finger on her mouth that he should be silent in this moment.
»What’s up in Venice? Palmina, I heard that your father was seen in the city with an unknown women….«

Palmina stopped walking so fast and then she asked him:
»Porca Miseria! My father is back…!? After so much years….? Sure?«

»I did not see him but an other Pizzeria owner on San Marco Place said today he is back.«

»Hm? Mother did say nothing and at our bakery she was the whole morning alone. And was my brother also with him?«

»Mi dispiace, Io nolo so – I don’t know, Palmina…«

* * *

Palma il Giovane was now teaching in his Titian School and today was the open day for the public. The public was only on this day allowed to enter free this famous Titian-Art-School to see Palma’s famous students getting public painting lessons by him.

A lot of interested people from all over the world wanted to see how the students are getting teaching lessons by Palma il Giovane.

Palmina’s father said to a women: »Come, let us visit the Titian School. Let us see how the teaching painting lessons are. Normally no one can enter this famous Venice Palazzi…«

As they entered the big representative hall they saw Palma il Giovane teaching.

Palma said: »…And there is a beautiful legend here in Venice about a Lute player women, she was very beautiful and Titian wanted to have her playing for his painting school. And she played very beautifully. But there was a priest who did not want that. He went on one day to her father to talk with him secretly…«

As Palmina’s father heard that legend he was very nervous and the women beside him looked surprised at him.

»What is with you?«, she asked him.

* * *

In the meanwhile Palmina went slowly along the long Promenade on the little Giudecca Island in the direction to the „La Zitelle“.

There was a pure women on the house side sitting and opening her hand for something because she is poor and needy.
For a moment Palmina did not see the needy women.
Then her pure and friendly heart was stronger: She went back and gave to the needy women some of her fresh white fine breads.

Now she has something to eat.
The women was very thankful and Palmina made a little sigh and looked how lucky the women was to get such a good food, such a fine little bread, handmade and baked by Palmina’s mother.
She wanted to caress the head of the poor women and she smiled very lucky.

As she stood there Palmina heard the voice of two man from a window of the 1.floor of this house.
There are the rooms of the priests and a priest said:

»No thank you, we don’t buy any dark sugar from your institution. How often I told you: We do not make a business with the devil, your dark-sugar-earth organisation…«
»Oh no, father…today I want to tell you that a Millionaire asked me to ask you if you can make it possible that Palmina will not play Palma’s compositions in the next time, you know. Today he said you will get several millions of money if you can influence Palmina’s father to tell his daughter that he, her father, will finance her music career with his own money if she promise him that he will not play the compositions of Palma il Giovane in the next future.
And if he agrees then he also will get some millions and he can finance Palmina’s music career with that money. – Hm??«

For a moment the priest looked left, then right, if there is no one else here in this room.
»How much will I get? How much will Palmina’s father get?«
And the men from the church of the dark sugar earth social network whispered him some words.
»Ooooh, so much…I am sure this is enough money to make him agree. He will believe every lie for money. I will tell him some lies about Palma il Giovane. If a priest says that then he believes it for sure.«

* * *

»…and Master Titian was surprised that his Lute Playing Women did not come to the Titian school. But as he asked her why she should not play lute at the Titian school she answered Master Titian: „I am so sorry, but I had to promise my father not to play for you in the Titian School“ – „Why?“, Master Titian asked her. And she answered: „My father took a lot of money from a priest and he promised to take this money to pay for a big concert for me for a tour abroad, outside of Venice“, Palma explained to the painting students.

»And you can see that our big Master Titian had problems with a priest who did pay a lot of money against that connection.

And Palmina’s father started to shake nervous like he is afraid and suddenly he stood up from the seat and went straight ahead in direction of the exit of the big hall.
All the spectators looked surprised an started to whisper:

»Isn’t that the father of Palmina Albina, the best lute player of the Republic of Venice?«

»Look the baker from the Campo Bandiera e Moro is back from his Island…«

»Oh, whole Venice are talking about him…he left his wife because of an other wife from that island, isn’t it?«

»He left his wife and his daughter. He took with him his sun on that island…«
»And I heard he and his sun is member of the Church of Sec…how was the name?«
»Oh, yes, look, he has a new women with him…«
Palmina’s father was very nervous and wanted to go.
»Hm…the Chinese emperor had also several woman…«, Palmina’s father thought by himself.

He took the woman on his hand and tried to force her brutally to leave the hall.

»Let me, let me, I don’t want to be hurt by you again…Let me.. What are the others telling? You have a wife and a daughter? – What, YOU are still married with an other women – YOU LIER! – You hurt my feelings and my honour as women!!!«

And she gave him a loud slap in the face…«.

And the Venetian and Italian people are clapping with their hands:

»Bravi, bravi …amore! Give him another slap… He hurt two women’s heart and an innocent beautiful daughter…«
»Bravi.. Bravi!«
And there was a big applause in the big hall.
Palmina’s father run away.

The unknown women shouted loud behind him: »You lier!!! Porceria! Today I will find your wife and will tell her how cruel you have been to me…«
And she also went fast away and all people said »Bravi, Bravi…« and applauded.
A lot of whispering was in the hall and some said:

»Does the lute player made the concert tour with the money of that priest? And who was the talented young lady who played on Titian’s death bed in the year 1576?«

Palma smiled as he heart the question from the audience.

* * *

As Palmina realized what the priest and the man spoke, standing under the window, listening she realized also that the poor women stood up and was looking like a very, very beautiful Chinese women, with white cloths, like a saint.
She smiled and went slowly away.
Palmina looked behind her a little bit wondering.
Then she went up in the 3rd floor where she has her music teaching rooms at the la Zitelle.

After a few hours Palmina looked out of the window and saw down on the promenade her father speaking with a priest.
She listened carefully, not to be seen by them.
The priest and Palmina’s father does not know that Palmina has her three Windows to that Promenade.
Palmina shook her head and could not believe what she heard; what those both are speaking.

»Oh, no…my father takes money from the priest. Oh no, poor Palma il Giovane…
Oh, father left mother only for money. But I will stand with my lonely mother!
Oh, father payed a lot of money against Palma il Giovane’s artworks. But I will stand with Palma il Giovane!
Oh, the people are taking money to destroy the »La Zitelle« Institution and it’s girls choir and orchestra – I will stand with the poor ladies!«

* * *

And after they saw this Vision Palma said to her:

»Palmina that’s why we are here in our Peony Gondola.

We have to learn and to remember what in these years happened against our relation.

Especially around the year 1582.

It was not your father who supported your music career with his own money.
It was the money from the priest.
And the priest got the money from the members of the Criminal Security Organization, which is trying to destroy our Republic! Think on Cyprus-Island.

Your father took a lot of money from that priest who did not want that I compose for you and that you play for me on your lute.
The Peony Gondola will help us to understand what happened behind our backs.
To understand what people are doing for money.

They even lie to their own children, only to get some millions for their secret private life.
And as your father got the millions from the priest he left your mother and he left also you to go to that island, to start a new love with an other women.
Don’t forget that. Why you should not also have your own friendship with a famous artist?
He promised your mother to stay with her and what he did to her?
He started a relation with an other woman.
And the women did not know that he was married and has two children.
She thought that she is the only women loved by him.
So your father hurt the feelings of three women! The feeling of your mother, who supported his baker tradition with her family money, the feelings of the unknown other women and the feelings of you, Palmina.
You trusted him, you promised him not to play…
He is not the nice sugar-daddy that loves his daughter and is supporting her career.
You can not get his love back, what he did is not a »promise« worth.
He took the money from the priest to have a new secret life with an other women to leave your family in Venice.
He supported also the Church of Security, they maybe expected this from him, with its connections to the Dark Sugar Earth Social Network Administrators. They are erasing the letters of other people, they read the letters of other people, and they are selling the letters to those who pay for it. They sell dark sugar to little children so they also sell the children for men who want to be alone with them in a room.

It was our luck that some one from the Dogan’s Palace found out these crimes against children. There are world-wide protests against these Criminal Administrators of the Dark Sugar Earth Social Network. The Europeans founded in these days new commissions to avoid these crimes against privacy and to bring them now into prison. Today they arrested a few of them. The founder will have a big hearing in the public and all the people will hear what the crimes of this so called »Security Organization« are – Whole Venice is expecting the big trial against this criminal organization and all are expecting results against these crimes.

And it was also our luck that some one from the government of the Republic of Venice tried to repair our friendship with protecting the honour of the »La Zitelle« – Institution.
And it was our luck that they make it possible that you, Palmina, could see me officially daily at the Jesuits at the »Ospedaletto« where I painted during 10 years. These concerts were not supported by your father, but by the Republic of Venice. Your career was not at an end, it continued now in little fine concerts, playing for poor women, teaching poor children, and playing the openings of my painting presentations in famous churches of Venice, famous palazzi and also outside of Venice, which is a big honor. And only the best music artists can play for these events for the Republic of Venice. I arranged it also that your mother’s bakery gets more interest by the pilgrims for San SABA at Chiesa San Antonin. With my paintings of the life of San SABA the miracle was »Miracolo del fornaio«², the bakers-miracle…« was documented and the pilgrims had to come to this church and to eat the breads of your mother’s bakery.
So your family is financial independent from your father.«
Palmina cried a little bit because of the big shame of her father.

VIDEO: [ Violin and Organ and AGNUS DEI ] https://youtu.be/jN7tpvVgMS0
https://youtu.be/jN7tpvVgMS0

Her heart now understood that her father was not fair to her mother and to Palma and to the unknown other women. And now she understood that not her father supported her music career; it was only money against the relation of Palma il Giovane and Palmina Albina. And this was also not fair. How often he was violent to her and she was afraid from her father. With brutal violence he tried to force her to do after his will. What father did endangered Palmina’s place in the music history. But the miracle of the Peony Gondola saved all.
Now her heart understood that this was not correct.

He caress her head and hold her like a big brother, like a father, like a husband, like a good, old friend and a deeply loving soul.

»Oh, Palma you saved my music career and my honour! The big money deal between father, who was so violent and brutal to me, and the Organised Security, the „Security Organisation“ could have destroy our music-painting friendship and my position in the Republic of Venice. Thank you Palma, thank you Palma, you are a hero, you are my hero!«

And she gave him a tender cheek kiss and laid her head on Palma’s side.
And she heard how strong Palma’s heart is beating, beating for her.

This was a soft music: Yes, Palma is forgiving her, she is not responsible for her father. She was innocent and not knowing about the million money deal. Palmina, his big love, did not know that she was promising her father not to play a composition from Palma if he is supporting her music career with the money from a dangerous priest, a priest who gave him money for an other 2nd unknown women, to leave Palmina’s mother.

Yes, Palma is a very, very good music-painting friend. In good times and »in evil times…«

Now all misunderstandings had been cleared by the Peony Gondola.
(But our story is not finished; it is only an important moment of our story)
Now they can go their tender Peony-Gondola-Way, together.
Together, from Heart to heart, blessed by the heaven.

And both smiled and hugged, sitting in their soft seats of their Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock at 11 p.m.

Palma touched with his nose her nose and both smiled.
Palmina touched with her sweet nose Palma’s nose and they smiled.

And as they made this several times they looked like two Pigeons which love themselves with their heart, like pigeons who tender bill and coo.

And they heard the music »Peony Gondola Song« like this:

VIDEO: [Peony Gondola Song] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

( of course to be continued…)

___________________________________________________________________
¹ the word »father« is also used if you mean a priest. In the Western tradition a Christian monk or priest is often called »father« not because he is a father of a child, because he is thought to be a spiritual father.

² 1593, paintings by Palma il Giovane about the live of San SABA:

Episodio della vita di San Saba

* Sant’Antonio e San Spiridione;
Esequie di San Saba

* Morte di San Saba

* San Saba visita gli ammalati

* Miracolo degli abiti del fornaio


148. The Secret of the »Marco Polo Variation«

148. The Secret of the »Marco Polo Variation«

West_Lake

picture – West Lake in China

And both saw now during this little Mandolin solo a common Peony-Vision:

* * *

They saw Marco Polo sitting in a Chinese Chunk at the West-Lake together with his Chinese Princess.

Marco Polo is playing this »Spring Melody Hymn« and Palmina is sitting with him in the Chinese Chunk.
It is a very romantic atmosphere, here on the West-Lake.
She is looking very beautifully like an innocent Princess, smiling and listening to this Melody of the 8-Images *) Melody Marco Polo played on his Mandolin.

Palma, as Marco Polo, expressed his deep love to her with this Melody and was lucky to have her back in his life. She came through a Peony-Miracle***) suddenly back in his live. (see also the Miracle in the Chinese Opera »The Peony Pavilion« (Mǔdān tíng / 牡丹亭) **)


**) »The Peony Pavillion« (Mu Dang Ting) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peony_Pavilion

»[…] also named The Return of Soul at the Peony Pavilion, is a romantic tragicomedy play written by dramatist Tang Xianzu in 1598, and the plot was drawn from the short story Du Liniang Revives For Love. It depictes a love story between Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei, overcomes all difficulties, transcending time and space, life and death, and finally get together.«

***) A legend, told in Venice, says that Marco Polo’s Chinese princess came through a miracle back into his live as he took the Chunk over the West-Lake in China. A similar miracle like this is depicted in the Chinese Opera »The Peony Pavillion« / Mǔdān tíng 牡丹亭 – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peony_Pavilion


 

* * *

And also during this Melody they saw as Vision Palma il Giovane composing a »Marco Polo Variation« about this »Spring-Melody-Hymn«.
A Variation for Pipa solo, Viola solo and Harpsichord (or Organ, or 4 Flutes (S,A,T,B).

Palma felt so inspired from that moment as he saw Palmina the first time playing her Lute for his presentation at the Chiesa San Zulian.
Palma felt inspired as he spoke with her for 8 minutes after the concert on the 4th September in the year 1580.
She played so beautifully 40 minutes of his composition »8 Soli for Pipa« for his Speech in Venice with international guests of the Republic, that he felt thankful and composed this little »Marco Polo Variation«
as love-dedication for her.

* * *

After this beautiful Vision they looked long from their little island in the direction of Venice. They looked to the evening stars.
They hugged and spoke about their future music projects and Palmina started silently to sing the »Spring Melody Hymn«

»Sun, Moon, Stars, Wind and Weather, Water, Fire, Mother Earth,
Heaven, Water, Wood and Thunder, Lake, Fire, Earth and Mountain.«

Palma leaned his head on her, being a little bit tired.
Palmina felt that he worked hard, with painting, but what did him make so tired.»…did he compose something bigger for me?« Later he laid down and Palma felt asleep while Palmina caress his head tender, soft and slow.

Palmina observed him sleeping and smiled. »…like a little boy…«, she whispered

The little fire under the stars of Venice shined soft and made a warm light all over the little place in the nature. This golden light made Palmina’s smile very harmonic and beautiful. If Palma could see her he would paint her, but now he is sleeping.
A soft Wind breeze moved her beautiful hairs and moved Palma’s drawing-folder, beside her.
A second Wind breeze opened the folder and Palmina turned interested her head to the open folder.

Palmina wanted to close the drawing folder but she saw all the beautiful drawings Palma made of her in the last time.
She smiled. She looked on all his drawings. A lot of her are with lute – Venetian Lute and Chinese Pipa Lute. He painted her also in Asian traditional cloths, which he saw from the Chinese friends living now in Venice.
Then she saw some papers looking like a music score. She discovered 21 sheet of music score.

»Hm, what did Palma compose for me…? Oh a Marco Polo Variation…Like we dreamed in our Peony-Vision«

She looked at the music scores and tried to find out what these compositions are about.

The first four pages are the »Marco Polo Variations« as Pipa score and the next 17 pages are the same music as an Orchestral-Version for a lot of music instruments, but a little bit longer…

»…Oh, my Palma, my secret composer, it is an orchestral Version for a longer Music Piece… Ah, he puts the Marco Polo Variation into a bigger Composition so it is now for Pipa and orchestra. …Hm, hm…and this is a smaller music score, a so called »particell« – a part of a bigger orchestral music score hm…..Wow, how big is then the whole music score? I will ask him tomorrow….He needs his sleep now, my Palma…He wrote this »particell« for me, so that I can orientate and so I can rehearsal my Pipa Part in the whole music piece…ah, here are some Vocalists, he wrote for me the vocal parts, so I follow the score…«, Palmina thought.

Palmina was lucky about his creativity and she feels that she is the reason for that music, she inspired him and he composed secretly as surprise for this music.

Soft she kissed Palma several times tender, during he slept and Palma smiled and had a beautiful dream of an Angel bringing him spiritual food during he is painting and he saw the painting »Elia nutrito dall’angelo« he will paint once during his dream.

And the music scores she found were like that:

»Marco Polo Variation«

(-1-)dav

 

(-2-)dav

 

(-3-)dav

 

(-4-)dav

 

 

music score (Particell)

of the Orchestral Version of the

»Marco Polo Variation«

101

 

202

 

303

 

404

 

505

606

 

707

 

808

 

909

 

1010

 

1111

 

1212

 

1313

 

1414

 

1515

 

1616

 

1717

(to be continued…)


*) see also:
The 8 Images of Psalm 104 at the Cantico delle Creature (太 陽 歌)
– see speech at the DGPA Conference 2016 in Luxembourg [LINK…]

8 Images of Book of Changes I-GING,

3×3 Angel-Choires of the Spheres at Dantes »Divina Commedia« (7 Planets + Mother Earth)

5 Elements in the worlds cultures an its relations to to the 8 Images