321. The secret of Palmina – an evening walk in Venice

321. The secret of Palmina – an evening walk in Venice

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picture 1 – View of Isola Giorio Maggiore in Venice

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream like that:

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»Oh, Palma…I remember her. She was my Asian music teacher. As she followed the invitation to our Philosophical School in South Italy to come with her Master, Master Lao, I learned to play this music instrument Gu Zhin and Gu Zheng and, and my fascination for Asian music instrument she revived in that time period…«

»Oh, Palmina…let us continue…what ever comes…we have such a strong connection«

»Yes, Palma, let us continue…«

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picture 2 – view of a Gondola in Venice

And now they saw, sitting side-by-side, together in their Peony Gondola at 23 p.m. and they saw this vision of their time in the 16th century in the year 1582 as Saint Theresa of Avila died.
In this year in Venice as they were much younger than in the year 1610
they saw that Palmina and Palma tried to write a letter to each other:

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» Venice, 1582

Dear Palma,

Today I decided to write a message to you.
For security I send you this text also as Pigeon-Mail, so you can proof if the normal letter has been stolen from your Mail Box, as usually from the Administrator of the Dark Sugar Earth Social Media Church.

We have to meet us for a long evening walk in Venice.
We have to talk to each other.
I have to tell you about something what happen in my live and it is important that you hear the truth and not what others say about me in the public.

Looking forward to see you.

Your Palmina, your little yellow canary bird.

Palmina Albina«

And Palmina took her Lute and played the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Dum0FaJUkpw

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In this moment Palma il Giovane stopped drawing at his artwork as he heard this melody deep in his heart.
His heart feels a warm golden light around his heart and he knows now:
his Pigeon is playing the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Dum0FaJUkpw

Palmina smiled as she could feel Palma’s reaction.

Palma smiled and Palmina smiled and both could feel it.

What ever happens in their life they would never stop to think on each other.

He wrote:

»Venice, 1582

Dear Palmina!

I feel it, today you wrote a letter to me and the birds outside in the little garden are singing beautiful melodies as messengers for me.
Oh, my Palmina, they told me you want to see me again for a long walk and talk. You want to tell me an important think which happened in your live…
Did I understood the bird correct?
They say a letter Pigeon will come and bring the written message soon.

I am looking forward to hear from you,

my yellow canary bird,
your Palma il Giovane«

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And now they saw them walking in Venice the whole late afternoon till in the late evening, going together, speaking about a very important think in their live:

Now they walk silent a long time side-by side in Venice without talking.

Palma il Giovane waited like an old Chinese Master what Palmina wanted to say to him.
He could feel that Palmina has to say something important, but she did not want to hurt his feelings.

»Palma…«

»Hmmm…?«

»Do you see this ring?«

»Oh, he is new…Does it disturb you when you are playing on your music instrument?«

Palmina suddenly smiled, because Palma seems to say the right words in the right moment.

»Yes, Palma! It disturbs me much.«

Palmina understood the deeper meaning of his words and smiled stronger.

»Yes, exactly about that fact I wanted to speak with you today…«

»What fact?…«

»The fact that I said YES, a few days ago…«

»Yes – to whom?«, Palma said disappointed.

»Oh, no, Palma. It is not like you think…I thought it was a joke…and so I said yes to his question…«

»..but who is he?«

»You know, I was on the concert tour and on my way back I met him and my father asked him to… I mean he is not really my…
…you have to know: As I made my concert career on that island, we got more and more letters from men who wanted to have contact to me and to marry me….«
»Oh, I see..and you made the choice for only one man..«

»Oh, Palma…I did not made my choice…«

»Your father made the choice for your future men?«

»No, no,no, Palma…He asked him to PLAY the ROLE to be my boyfriend only in the public to avoid that one of the music fans wanted to have too close contact for me…«

»I understand…but, why he is now in Venice?«

»Yes, it was a surprise for me and I thought that I have to continue to play his girl-friend after the orders of my father. I thought my father wants that the people of Venice know that I am engaged.«

»Oh, I see, it was only a joke…«

»No, no Palma, this time he made it serious and I have now a Problem…
His family is expecting to marry me to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.«

»Oh,,that’s the problem… He is from that island and since 1572 the Republic of Venice has lost its government on that island. The O.S. attacked the country and took the north part of Cyprus Island.«

»Is he from north Cyprus?«

»Yes, Palma, that’s the Problem he is member of the church of O.S.«

»But, Palmina, what’s the problem? If all this was a joke, why is it a problem?«

»The Problem is: He helped me to protect me from the music fans, he played the role of a boy friend in the public – nothing else. And now he wants that we help him to live in Venice. And therefore he said after I said YES, that he wants to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.
And he thought I will marry him…as thank you for his help on Cyprus Island.«

»And what does your father say?«, Palma asked like a good friend.

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picture 3 – 2 Lanterns in Venice

»My father shouted and said ‚Why you did not say NO to this Moslem. Why did you not take Master Giovanni Palma il Giovane, he is a tolerant and good man, he is a successful painter who paints in whole Venice, who paints at the Palazzo Ducale, where the mightiest persons of the world are going in and out….‘, he said and he punished me with his violence«

»And how did your North-Cyprus-fake-boy-friend react after you said him that it was a misunderstanding…?«

Later on the street he punished me violently also violent like father and said »After our religious tradition the women has to obey the husband even she is a Christian«

»I said to him: I am not your wife. – He said that I said Yes in the public. He said he will destroy my music career on Cyprus Island – and he said also that his rich family will support me with money for the concerts if I decide to be his wife.«

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picture 4 – Evening Sunset in Venice (right San Marco Place, left is Isola Giudecca, where Palmina worked as music teacher at the Le Zitelle

And now both were silent.

Palma was now alone with her.

Palmina made a long sigh – Palma made a long sigh.

He put his strong arm around her.
Palmina could feel his warm energy and she felt Palma takes care for her.

Now they went for a long walk in Venice, the atmosphere of the coming evening made them both very harmonic and full of hope.

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picture 5 – Harmonic evening View in Venice

They did not say any word, but their hearts communicated with a secret golden light.

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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma took his Viola da braccio and played for Palmina also the »Thinking on each other Melody« and it was like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/VMZfZXjtK3s

(to be continued…)

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318. Music inspirations for two Instruments

318. Music inspirations for two Instruments
 

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picture – (1610-20) »Assunta« – Museo civico di Crema e del Cremasco

by Palma il Giovane

»Oh, Palma. Thank you for your little concert for me.«, Palmina said and she put her head on Palma’s side, sitting beside him in the Peony Gondola.

»I have to thank you that you decided to play my composition in your concert at the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
Every time you play something from me I can feel it deep in my heart.
It is a warm and golden light. I have to thank you, Palmina, my Pigeon. My inspiration.«

Palmina smiled.

»Did I inspire you to a new artwork, my Palma?«

»Yes, look, Palmina, I have a new music creation…«

Palma created a new creation for Violin and Piano and they listened and it was like that:

VIDEO 1: Violin and Piano (68c) https://youtu.be/WsNVCyjTe3U

»…and this: Look: Planet Saturn and its moons are moving exact behind the sun the astronomers calculated…«

»Oh, really, yes…«

And Palmina put her head to Palma’s side and they saw the vision together and they listened this Saturn-sun-music creation like that:

VIDEO 2: Violin and Piano (68d) https://youtu.be/th30B_L6BqA

 

(to be continued…)
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316. Making music in the Peony Gondola (KV596)

316. Making music in the Peony Gondola (KV596)

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picture – Palma il giovane, assunzione di maria (1602) con lunetta di raffellino del colle, dio padre benedicente (Modell Sabina)

And Palma took his Mandolin and played a beautiful Melody.

Palmina smiled and listened.
The Gondola shook slow and soft a little bit left and a little bit right,
like Gondola do sometimes.

The music was like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6v8j8hk7804
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge – KV 596 (Mozart)


(to be continued…)
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✮ 315. Palma as supporter of artist in the 16th century ✮

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And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

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picture 1 – view of the different places where composer Gabrieli and composer Monteverdi placed his several choirs (often 3 or 4) and instrumental groups within the same composition in this San Marco Cathedral in Venice

After Cousine Mihaela sung so beautiful her Sopran Aria, Master Gabrieli stood up from the Organ to conduct several Choirs.

They sung also a composition of Gabrieli composed for several choirs and instrument groups, standing at different positions in the Church Basilica San Marco in Venice.

»It sounds to be like in heaven!«, Giulia, Palma’s younger daughter said.
Palma was lucky that his daughter’s are interested in arts and music. Giulia is also making progress in her study of painting in the Titian academy.
Giulia is finishing Palma’s painting with landscapes, trees, the buildings etc… in the background part of his paintings.
Palma smiled to his Giulia proud.

From all directions, from up left and from up right, there is coming choir- and ensemble music.

»Did Master Gabrieli compose this music piece for 4 choirs, standing on 4 different positions in our golden Basilica?«, Palma thought and looked around the golden Basilica to find the place where the musicians are making wonderful music.

During the music he begun to think about the recent private concert in Palma’s flat with its big private concert hall: »Hm, Heinrich Schütz could play the Harpsichord at this concert… Hm, hm, and Palmina could play the Lute part…
…at the actual performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s¹) L’Orfeo²) in our palace on San Marco Place, in the 2nd floor.
There will be special honour guests of our republic of Venice.
Hm, hm, hm,… and if Claudio Monteverdi says that he is a brilliant musician, then I can tell this positive words about Schütz as musician to Master Gabrieli at our next tea time meeting…«, Palma thought silent and smiled.

Palmina smiled because she also thinks »That is a good idea, Palma…«

»..how can I make Heinrich Schütz to be not only Master Gabrieli’s music student, but to be his Master Student?
Maybe with this idea…!«, Palma il Giovane thought.

There are a lot of music students coming with money to study in Venice, to study music or to study painting; but to be a Master student, this is a big privilege.

You have not only to be a very, very good music student, you have to be also choosen by the Master himself.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision, Palmina and Palma sat beside in the Peony Gondola at 23 p.m.

Palma could feel that Palmina’s left hand ring finger is painful because of doing rehearsal so much.

Palma took her left hand and kissed her tender and soft to heal her hand and her ring finger.

Palmina smiled shy and her pain was gone.

»Palmina?«

»Hm?«

»You are preparing a new concert?«

»Yes, Palma, my Master. I want also to play a composition of you in my next concert and I send you a messenger to inform you.
Hm, but it seems that the Administrators of the church of social media have stolen my letter to you…«

»Palmina…« and he kissed her hand again soft and tender, full of love and light, full of golden light, »…in my heart I felt your positive thoughts towards me. In the nature a little bird sung a melody from you and I listened to the bird lucky. I am very lucky that you want to play a composition of me.«

»…you remembered that Master Lao said to you 1000 years ago that we will met again… I give you from now on your old name Mia. I was your Master once and I was your…«

Palmina smiled and hugged suddenly his old Master and said with her soft voice:
»Oh, Master. We have now the chance to work together in inspirative way as artists and you have given me back my old name: Mia«

»Yes, Mia!
Si certo, mia dolcissima Mia!«

»Oh, my old Master P…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said fast.

»Oh, wo de dà shi G…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said also fast.

»Oh, mio maestro Palma il Giovane!«

And Palma hugged her now stronger and both had tears in their eyes.

Now they saw suddenly Master Lao on heaven and he showed them a interesting Vision about the century of Mia (before Lao tze came to the West); the moment as Xuan Ming was choosen as Master Student of Lao tse and his personal writing-secretary and his personal taking-care-of him-secretary:

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picture 2 – musician and secretary Xuan Ming is lucky

And they saw suddenly a Vision:

VIDEO: (Lao tse and his new master student) https://youtu.be/myAwsBoWq6Q

(to be continued…)
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¹) Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi

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

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

²) »L’Orfeo – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo
L’Orfeo, sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri’s Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri’s Euridice, L’Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.«

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314. Palma plays the Benedictus as Mandolin solo for Palmina in the Peony Gondola  

314. Palma plays the Benedictus as Mandolin solo for Palmina in the Peony Gondola

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picture – Golden View in the Basilica San Marco Venice

Palmina could read Palma’s thoughts and smiled shy as she heard his thoughts.

»…and,yes, and maybe, later, he becomes the organist of the Basilica San Marco as his master student…And if Crezia and Henricus – who knows – are married and have children they should call them Andriana and Giacomo…«

Palmina smiled and Crezia smiled also shy as if she could feel what Palma il Giovane was thinking about Crezia’s future in this moment.

»I can help him to be the Master student of Giovanni Gabrieli, I know Master Gabrieli very well… he often comes to have tea with us…
I know now he is searching such a talented student like Heinrich Schütz…if he comes to us for tea time I can speak with Giovanni….«

Palma looked straight ahead, looking inside, thinking how to organise this…

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And as they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head again on Palma’s side and she looked up to Palma and said:

»Palma?«

»Hm?…«

»Oh can you play this Aria for me on your Mandolin as a little solo…Like once…«
Palma remembered the moment and smiled.

After a while he took his little Mandolin and started to play for her, for his eternal saint spirit Pigeon:

Palmina’s eyes shined and she smiled very lucky and the music was like that.
And her cheeks turned light red, innocent like once, years ago.
And the music was like that:

VIDEO:  Mandolin solo version of „Benedictus“ of Prager Messe – https://youtu.be/TDkDjBZJLhQ

 

pictures A – Original music score of Prager Messe by Gerald Spitzner (Sopran, Violin, Viola, Choir) – note: there is also an additional mandolin part which can be also played on a Pipa):

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VIDEO B: (music score Video) Benedictus (Prager Messe) by Gerald Spitzner (S-Vl-Va-Chr): https://youtu.be/-LOQWVySL9I

 pictures B – Piano score (Sopran – Piano score) version of „Benedictus“ (Prager Messe) (Sopran Piano or Organ) by Gerald Spitzner – note: there is also an additional mandolin part which can be also played on a Pipa):

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music (VIDEO A+B): Benedictus of „Prager Messe“ by Gerald Spitzner

(Sopran, Violin, Viola, Choir)

Ensemble Venite Musizieren
St. Karlschurch 2001, Vienna

(to be continued…)
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312. Palma’s mission into music history

312. Palma’s mission into music history

 

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picture – 1615-20 Sacra Famiglia con Santa Caterina da Siena by Palma il Giovane

And she continued to write the letter like that:

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»…Music can heal the soul and body,

I think every Artist has the mission to lead man back to his spiritual identity.

I will write a copy of the newest creation and give it to you as soon as it is ready.
I feel like you and I send you also tender kisses and hugs.
Often I feel that you are playing on your music instrument and smiling and thinking on me.

I wish you also a happy new year, My Pigeon, my Santa Cecilia

Your Palma il Giovane,
your composer, your painter, your writer, your astronomer, your old and deep love and Master«

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma and Palmina looked out of their Gondola and they saw the heaven clouds suddenly in pink white light.

Santa Lucia appeared at the Sky and transformed into princess Miao Shan, holing her hands like praying:
She said:
»Palma, Palmina, Henricus Sagittarius – Signore Heinrich Schütz from Germany will come to Venice.
He will study at Master Gabrieli and he will keep the old Venetian Music tradition.
Although he is from the Protestantic Religion he will learn in the Catholic dominated Venice – A Peace project of Exchange between different traditions and religions.
In the last years catholic and Lutherian fight against each other as enemy, but here in the Venice there is the beginning of peace and friendship.
He has not so long time, Master Gabrieli is slowly feeling weak and he needs a Master Student: Heinrich Schütz could be it.
Palma, help him to get his Master Student.Like the Heaven helped you to help Master Titian in his last 3 years…«

Princess Miao Shan smiled to Palma and Palma smiled also.

Now Lao Tze said with a quiet voice:
»…And think on the possibility that if you will be later an important composer in music history you need his artworks to study them.
He will be the bridge from the Venetian Tradition to your future artwork, Palma.«

Palma looked interested and nodded respectfully and friendly.
His music will sound like that in the future:
And now a lot of angels with music instruments came down from the heaven, sitting on the ping white clouds and started to play a music:

And they suddenly saw this music vision:

 

Heinrich Schütz – Alleluia Lobet den Herren – Capriccio Stravagante – Vox Luminis – Sempé

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXvO9Hk0YOk

(to be continued…)

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311. Palma’s Answer to Palmina’s Pigeon Letter

311. Palma’s Answer to Palmina’s Pigeon Letter

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picture – Santa Lucia by Palma il Giovane (Palmina was model)

And now the year changed and the fireworks in Venice made colourful figures at midnight, the 1st of January, on the night sky over Venice.

Palmina hugged Palma and kissed him long and tender on the right side of his cheek beside his lips.
And Palma could feel it and smiled, and he smiled for a long time.

»Happy new Year! Palma!«

»Happy new year! Palmina!«
They dreamed a long time side by side in the Peony Gondola, observing the nice and colourful fireworks over Venice.

Palma was lucky and Palmina was also lucky.

»How would I answer if I also write a Pigeon Letter to you as answer, Palmina?«

Palmina took also a piece of paper and wrote also a letter on it.

Now Palma holds the lantern so she gets light from him:

» Venice, 1st January 1610

Dear Palmina!

I also think always of you.
There is no moment without positive thoughts of you.
It may be right if Master Lao told you once that we will meet again several times…
In Asia and India the people say that a soul comes again back to life and it happens that souls are meeting each other, even after hundreds or thousands of years.

I have the same feeling like you.
I also can’t wait to see you again after such a long time.
In my thoughts we are connected and no one can take this.
We know each other from earlier time.
Maybe I was in a later century once Marco Polo and you my Chinese Princess, the beautiful Buddhist nun, which I brought back to Venice and you lived there at the Gardens of Giudecca Island with about 600 people. Now in our century you are living again there – I mean you have an own flat there as music teacher of the Le Zitelle Girls.
And you learned again an Asian Music Instrument – The Chinese Pipa Lute –
But at Master Lao’s century you learned a Gu zheng – am I right, my Pigeon? And yes, you had been my Music Master Student. That’s why you understood my 8 Asian creations – the 8 Lute solo – from the first moment.
No one would understand these 8 Lute soli and it’s meaning – except you – for the future of peace for Europe and Asia – It is a Marco Polo Music Peace Message – because the knowledge about such music projects are inside of you.
And you understood this music from the first moment…«

Palma smiled and Palmina looked into Palma’s smiling eyes.

In her beautiful shining eyes was the reflection of the soft light of the lantern and the colourful firework in Venice.

(to be continued..)

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305. Concert Announcement

305. Concert Announcement

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picture 01 – Morning view San Marco Place

And after they flew with their Peony Gondola along the surface of Planet Mars they continued to communicate with each other as they walked the next morning at the San Marco Place:

»Yesterday the concert in our Palazzo Ducale… it was so beautiful, Palmina… because you played there and because you played my composition, the Lute Solo of the Image Thunder. You are the best Lute player of our Republic, Palmina! I am so glad that you are back on your position…«

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And Palmina walked side by side with Palma in this beautiful early morning.
2 Pigeons came flying over their head and landed on the famous place.
The sun will rise in a few minutes and the eastern heaven is slowly getting brighter and brighter, and more and more yellow gold.

Palmina had fresh warm, white, fine, round little breads in her basked and she looked so nice.

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picture 03 – view of San Marco Cathedral on San Marco Place in Venice *)

*) Here in the 16th century there was a little church in front of the San Marco cathedral.
»Oh, thank you Palma, I have to thank you that you helped me to get my position as 1st Lute player back in the Republic of Venice, after I was 3 years abroad on my concert tour…«

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And as they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they suddenly heard a music which Palmina performed very beautifully like that:
VIDEO: (Morning Walk on the San Marco Place before sunrise) https://youtu.be/sAKQbs_3ls0


»You play so beautiful, Palmina…«

Palmina looked into Palma’s eyes to read in his heart.
Never he looked so directly into her eyes.

Palmina touched Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it and smiled.
Now they continued to see their Peony Gondola Dream and they saw this:

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The went under the arcades and are holding hands and are thinking about earlier days without saying a word.

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»Oh, you are really the best Lute player! Ok, it was for us not easy that you went so long on your concert tour…
The people here in Venice listened to other artists and Lute solists, which are not so perfect like you, Palmina…«

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Slowly they went along the arcades till they were at this place directly in front of the San Marco Cathedral.In earlier centuries there was a little church*) in which Palma and Palmina went also often in the morning to lit a candle and to see each other or to meet each other. Today this church is not there any more.

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picture 06 – San Marco Place Venice in the morning

Palmina smiled and she took Palma’s arm to walk side by side in the morning with him.
Smiling she took a fresh white fine and warm little bread from her basked and gave it to him. He smiled and took slowly her bread and sniffed on it and looked over it with his eyes into Palmina’s eyes and Palmina smiled now also stronger.

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Palmina sniffed now also on the bread and they remembered the early time and their morning secret meetings in the little street »Calle de la Pieta« where their secret deep love started very long time ago.

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Now as they walked into the direction of the San Marco Cathedral, they heard a little choir doing a rehearsal in the Cathedral.

»Who are they?«, Palma asked.

Palma knows all the choirs in Venice. These voices he do not know. – they are brilliant They must come from outside.
Palma il Giovane knows about all music and cultural activities in Venice.

Master Gabrieli wants to send the music student Heinrich Schütz ¹) to Palma to make practical at the Venice Art Gallery and to see how good he is for a professional study of music and composition at Choir Master Gabrieli ²) for the next years in Venice.

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picture 09 – painting by Francesco Guardi – View of Piazzetta San Marco towards the San Giorgio Maggiore

»It’s a fine girls choir…«, Palmina said.

And after a while they saw an announcement.

»Oh, Look, Palma..Look, Palma they are send by emperor Rudolf II, who ordered paintings from you for his art collection in Prague! Oh, Look they will perform a few compositions from you here in Venice, here in the most famous church of the city.«

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picture 10 – painting by Giovanni Antonio Canal – Piazza San Marco

»Oh, really. Maybe they wrote me a letter and the letter was stolen by the administrators of the illegal church of social media and its message thieves…«

»Palma, they are making a concert with your compositions…Wooooh“«

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Palmina jumped on the floor like a little girl full of joy.

»Oh, fine, Palmina let us all go to the concert in this famous San Marco Cathedral!«

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For a while they listened to the girls choir and it was like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/m1nUFpQk6Go

 

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And now they went slowly in the direction to the water to see the Gondola and the birds and the rising sun.

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picture 14 – Rising sun in Venice

(to be continued…)

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¹) HEINRICH SCHÜTZ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Sch%C3%BCtz

»Heinrich Schütz (German: [ʃʏt͡s]; 18 October [O.S. 8 October] 1585 – 6 November 1672) was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as one of the most important composers of the 17th century. […]

After being a choir-boy he went on to study law at Marburg before going to Venice from 1609–1612 to study music with Giovanni Gabrieli². Gabrieli is the only person Schütz ever referred to as being his teacher. He also inherited a ring from Gabrieli shortly before the latter’s death. He subsequently was organist at Kassel from 1613 to 1615.
²) Giovanni Gabrieli – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Gabrieli

»Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557 – 12 August 1612) was an Italian composer and organist. He was one of the most influential musicians of his time, and represents the culmination of the style of the Venetian School, at the time of the shift from Renaissance to Baroque idioms. «

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303. Palmina playes the Hymnus Melody at her concert in Venice

303. Palmina playes the Hymnus Melody at her concert in Venice

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     Picture –  Palmina will play Palma’s composition at her concert at the Doge’s Palace.

„Can I have the music score if this Saint of Alexandria Inspiration? Hmm, it is the music to this painting, here in the frari church, isn’t it…“

„Yes,  I will write a copy for you and give it on my working table…“

Palmina smiled very lucky.

And  Palmina gave Palma a tender kiss on the right cheek and over his left eye and, yes, Palma could feel it during his dreams and visions and smiled.
And after they saw this Peony Gondola Music Vision they saw this:

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Palmina did rehearsal today the whole day and could not bring fresh bread in the morning.

So Palma took his way to the backery shop to buy 8 fresh little fine breads.
He smiled as her colleague in the shop said: „Oh, Meastro Palma il Giovane, Singnorina Palmina prepared this little breakfast basked for you. She is doing her reharsal for the big concert in the Doges’s Palace at San Marco Place.

Palma thanked friendly and went now to his painting working place at the chiesa frari, which is a long walk over the Rialto Bridge.
Sometimes, on other days, he mets Palmina playing at the market there,  in front of the little church, at the Rialto bridge, playing her lute and selling fresh breads.
Today she is not there. Palma looked at the 24 h hour clock of the little church.
Palma was looking forward to see her at the concert.
Palma went to the frari church to continue painting the golden light on the huge painting of the saint of Alexandria.

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Later, at the concert Palmina announced suddenly that she will play the Lute solo Nr. 4 about the Image of THUNDER (zhen 卦震)
„Today I will also play a composition THUNDER from the composer Maestro Palma il Giovane.“
Palma was lucky and Palmina played.
The golden light was now in the hall which is also decorated with huge paintings by Palma il Giovane.

The chinese honour guests, also Master Lao from Giudecca island know the meaning of the 8 Image of the I-Ging very well and smiled also nodding.

And now the birth of the melody wich is a symbol of their music love inspiration Palmina played with her lute along the 11 min performance:

Video: (Hymnus Melody Theme) https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

And after this Pipa solo Nr. 5 of the „8 Soli for Pipa“ the special guests of the Republic of Venice applauded happy, especially the Chinese people who are living now in the gardens of Giudecca Island.
They will soon invite also to a chinese concert with asian music instruments  at Giudecca and Princess Lin, which Palma painted with all the other princess in white cloth once very beautifully, will play with her students and colleagues.

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(To be continued…)

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301. Palma’s drawing inspiration during music listening

301. Palma’s drawing inspiration during music listening

»Heaven, yes heaven! I have to paint here over the main painting of this San Saba Chapel a scene from heaven….«

Now Palma felt inspired to draw an inspiration on a paper.
He lit his lantern and some candles he used to paint at evening there in the church.

Palmina could feel that he is inspired and started to support him with playing on her lutes.

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picture 1 – Palma’s inspiration fast drawing about the HEAVEN for the San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin in Venice

»Yes, this will be in the middle above in the half circled painting…«, Palma whispering into Palmina’s ear.

They are completely alone in this Church San Antonin in Venice.
And no one could see what they are doing up there on the wide scaffolding under the half-circled window.

Palmina smiled and looked what Palma had created.
She tries to understand how the painting should look like if it is complete.

»This is only a section of the painting…the middle part…here… this should be there«.
Palma stood up and went carefully to the position where the painting should be.

Now Palmina understood also that Palma will paint this year longer in the chapel because he wants to draw the heaven he saw now in the vision.

»Woooh, so great…and,and… here you painted a Saint Spirit Pigeon!!! Isn’t it Palma?«

»Yes, my Pigeon. The Pigeon which brings the saint spirit! And here I will paint the saint Pigeon and the saint Pigeon only we both can see if we are here at the scaffolding and no one who stands down on earth, if the scaffolding is removed will see our saint spirit pigeon. Pssst. (only if a pigeon or angels lands out there at the window she can see the painted saint spirit pigeon) This Is Our secret, Pssst…«, Palma whispered and he looked at his drawing and he was holding the lantern a little bit nearer to see it better.

Palmina lifted also her lantern and looked interested. Both were sitting on their knees and looking at the place in the huge half circle where the painting in orange colours, the colour of enlightenment and heaven will be painted soon by the well known Palma il Giovane.

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picture 2 – black white photograph of Palma’s inspiration fast drawing about the HEAVEN for the San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin Venice

So this means every evening when Palmina finished her evening concert in the Doge’s Palace where she plays a Lute solo for the international honour guests of the Republic of Venice, she can walk directly her way to the Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin where Palma is the whole day working on the big paintings of the San Saba chapel (on his huge confortable scaffolding).

Yes, this she realized without saying a word and she smiled very strong.
She looked shy on the wooden floor of the scaffolding then she looked up to Palma without moving her head.

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picture 3 – Overview – »Campo Bandiera e Moro« (Palmina’s Home), Chiesa »San Antonin« (Palma’s paintings), The Atelier at the Fondamenta di Furlani (where Palma also painted Palmina as model) and the »Scuola«

»I will be there every time I have time after the concert Palma…«, she told him with her heart.

And they thanked the heaven for all that art inspirations in music and painting and they thanked the Saint Virgin, they thanked Santa Lucia who send the saint of music into Palma’s difficult live.
And suddenly Palma had a great idea that her father would not be angry because Palma is painting so long in the near area of Palma’s flat at the baker’s shop.

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picture 4 – Palma’s fast drawing (right side up) on a paper which has still a painting on it. It was the first inspiration for the painting »Miracolo del fornaio«- Palma il Giovane (1593)

»Look, I paint the Saint Saba here. The Miracle which happened at your bakery shop long ago…«

Palma drew fast and he used a drawing on which  he drew the saint virgin with her baby for an other painting.
He painted the scene of the »Miracolo del fornaio«
Palmina started again to play for him and he saw the whole painting like that in a vision.

After the tradition of Master Titian the painting has to be painted only in white colours and later the colours are painted on that white oil painting.

Palma smiled during he was drawing and she could also see in a vision with Palma that Palma will use Palmina’s father as model for the painting (the baker at left)

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picture 5 – black white photograph of painting »Miracolo del fornaio«- Palma il Giovane (1593), left wall in the San Saba Chapel

Palmina understood also that if the Syrian pilgrims will came to Venice very often, the bakery shop will get a big business in the future and Palmina’s father will do nothing against this painting art project.
Also the Republic of Venice wants to have the saint bones of San Saba here in Venice if the miracle is documented and painted by the famous painter Palma il Giovane of Venice.

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picture 6 – complete view of San Saba Chapel at Chiesa Sant‘ Antonin Venice (without huge scaffolding)

»Oh, my Pigeon you are inspiring me so much, my Santa Cecilia, my Pigeon, my yellow canary bird…«, Palma whispered into Palmina’s ear

»Oh, Palma I love to play your music creations.
My composer, my writer, my painter…«, Palmina whispered Palma in his ear.

(to be continued…)

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

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

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