262. Palma’s Gondolieri musicians
picture – Giudecca at evening in Venice
»You are right, Palma«, Palmina said proud, »no one can take this Venice in our hearts away from us…«
They hold their hands and went slowly in the soft evening which was slowly coming and the light of the sky turned colourful inspiring.
Colours which can be important for a painter…
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Palma had an idea and took some music score he composed and without any explanation the Peony Gondola moved for a short while 300 or 400 years in the future.
Palma saw a few musicians playing something and wrote down the music making a copy.
After that the Peony Gondola moved back to the 16th century at this romantic special evening walk at Giudecca.
And they continued to dream and they saw this:
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During Palma and Palmina walked in the south direction they saw a few Gondolieri sitting on the street with their music instruments.
Palma said to Palmina:»Wait here, Palmina. I have a surprise for you…«
Palmina looked shy and waited.
Palma went to the 5 musicians and asked them something whispering.
„Can you play this music?“
„Fa bene Signore, as you will, we can play your composition.
For your bella Signorina, hmmm?“, said one of the Gondoliers.
Palma smiled and the musicians took the music sheets and they started to play Palma’s composition which he played for Palmina once as Mandolin solo being with her alone in the Peony Gondola.
VIDEO: 2 Pigeons flying over Venice (5 Gondolieri version) https://youtu.be/LJXb_M0hcdM
Palmina looked smiling surprised and listened.
»Oh, Palma. My Palma, my composer and painter. Such a nice surprise.«, Palmina said with her fine soft voice.
And now Palma gave the musicians the music score from music which is from the time 300 or 400 years later.
»Oh, what’s that…«
The musicians looked surprised a little bit desperate but finally they found orientation in the music score.
»Hm, never played such music…Ok, let’s try this…
From where did you get this music score…?
…fa bene (ok), lets try it“
And the 5 Gondolieri started to play this with their music instruments (Mandolin, Violin, Viola da braccio, Mandola, Lute)
And is was like that:
VIDEO: (5 Gondolieri version of a music from 300 or 400 years later) https://youtu.be/kPnbI7swkNk
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During they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina said:»Oh, Palma what a music surprise. This is the music we will hear in 300 or 400 years if we meet us again…
Thank you for this beautiful music surprise to me….«
»Yes, a little thank you that you played my compositions for me. You remember the 8 Soli for your instrument, 40 minutes of music….«
»Oh, yes I remember, a few years ago, the Spring Melody in the solo Nr. 4…«
As they listened this music Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and the Peony Gondola started to move along the side of Giudecca island where they made their evening walks and then the Peony Gondola took off to flew soft and slow under the evening sky of Venice.
They saw all the beauty of Venice in these moments.
Palma smiled and Palmina smiled.
Since Palmina read Palma’s love letter Nr. 261 short before 11 p.m. yesterday, both are feeling a warm light in their hearts.
Yes, the Peony Gondola connects them beyond time and space.
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here: