23. The Spring Melody on the Rialto Bridge
[picture] Lao zi, Investiture of the Gods at Ping Sien Si, Pasir Panjang, Perak, Malaysia
After they finished playing together the image of ‚WIND‘, Palmina smiled, especially about his 2. Voice, the Viola-part of her Pipa solo 3 „WIND“ made her smile.
Yes, this image WIND is now exactly one page long; ‚HEAVEN‘ and ‚WATER‘ had been only a half page long.
Palma is really inspired by Palmina, his „Albina“.
Her warm beautiful thoughts brought Palma to compose a longer music piece.
Yes, she, his Palmina, his „Albina“, his Princess Gogathine, yes, she lead him to compose.
With her beautiful golden heart light, this inspirations are spiritually supported by her.
Palma was now strongly inspired by his Albina.
She seemed now to feel that Palma will compose now a bigger and longer part of the Pipa soli with some special music ideas for her.
„Something is now going on inside his artist’s heart“, Palmina thought.
Palma moved his head telling her „Yes“.
Suddenly in this 23rd hour of the day, in their Peony Gondola, Palmina and Palma saw the clouds again glowing.
Master LAO appears and with him King Wen.
They arranged the 8 Images in the Sky to a Circle after the arrangement of King WEN (Hou Tian Bagua Tu) ***)
***) King Wen said „八卦 後天圖 《周易》“
Queen Tai Si said: „The 8 Images of the later Heaven of the Book of Change, Djou Yi“
Than St. Francis and St. Claire appeared…
The Sun on the Sky shined strongly and St. Francis raised his arms to the sun.
The brothers and sisters surrounded the Sun.[*]
King Wen and Master LAO sent the 8 Images to move to the brothers and sisters at the sun.
Each brother and each sister stand beside an Image.
Then the brothers and sisters went to arrange along a line together with the 8 Images.
[*] They sung the Spring Melody:
„乾, 坎, 巽, 震, 兌, 離, 坤, 艮“ ¹ – King Fuxi and Queen Nüwa
„Brother SUN, Sister MOON, Br. WIND, and WEATHER, Sr. WATER, Br. FIRE, Sr. MOTHER EARTH, Sr. BODILY DEATH“ – St.Francis and St. Claire
„天, 水, 風, 雷, 火, 澤, 地, 山“¹ – King Wen and Queen Tai Si
„Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Saturn“- Dante and Beatrice
¹ this means: „HEAVEN, WATER, WIND, THUNDER, LAKE, FIRE, EARTH, MOUNTAIN“
Palma wrote fastly down the order of the 8 Images:
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And suddenly he saw Palmina as Princes Gogathine, beautifully dressed like the fine Chinese women of the Titian-Art-Gallery with her Chinese Lute Pipa standing on the Rialto Bridge.
Palma stand there on the bridge, again like every day, with his easel and drew her with her Pipa playing, smiling and being happy.
Birds and angels surrounded her and also the 8 Images; he drew it also in his drawing…
Picture of the Rialto Bridge, painted by Canaletto, North-side-view; from here Palma often waited secretly on the bridge to see Palmina coming from the market and playing the Lute for him during he was painting the sunset.
So he drew her on the Rialto Bridge with her Pipa with the 8 Images.
Then Palmina played the ‚SPRING-Melody of the 8 IMAGES‘ like that:
(old: https://vimeo.com/261534433 (password ‚dgpa‘)
The Spring Melody of the 8 Images :
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Palma il Giovane wrote also the music notes of the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ on this drawing.
Palmina smiled and this was so beautiful for Palma, that he had tears of joy again.
Yes, he was allowed to see and to hear her, to draw her, and to compose her as music ‚Spring-Melody‘ again after 400 Years…
He tried on his Mandolin to repeat the Spring-Melody of the 8 Images‘ and started to „Tremolo“ with his Mandolin.
The first time in the history of Venice someone tried to play the Mandolin with the „Pipa-Tremolo“ (Normally the Mandolin was plucked only with a quill here in Venice )
Palmina looked surprised how Palma did this and smiled.*)
„Hey, you play like a Pipa on your Mandolin!“
Palma invented now the Venetian Mandolin Tremolo style inspired by Princess Gogathin, his Palima, his Albina.
*) once all the Mandolin Player and musicians of the Republic of Venice will Tremolo on the Mandolin in the „Pipa-Tremolo“ style for all the future of the Venetian Culture till today!.
So maybe Marco Polo brought us not only noddles and a lot of important thinks to Europe, he brought us also the Mandolin Tremolo and Palma and Palmina reconstructed this scene now for us.
Then he started to compose this „Spring Melody“ in his Pipa solo 4 „THUNDER“ which symbolizes the early electric „Spring Energy“ in the Spring which gives the flowers and all the nature the power to grow and to open.
Yes, Palmina is Palma’s eternal music sun under he can open his heart, he is able to grow, to grow as artist, as painter, as composer, as human being.
And yes, and allways as she smiles for him playing her Lutes, he composes and draws.
During Palma is now composing the 4.Pipa solo on the Rialto Bridge the people asked Palmina on the bridge:
„Oh, what a beautiful Lute you play?“
„It is a Chinese Lute. And the name is Pi-Pa“, said Palmina.
Palma looked up from his easel and looked to Palmina smiling.
Palmina smiled shortly, shy back to him.
„This Lute looked like the historic music instruments which are in our ‚Marco Polo Museum‘ here in Venice!“ –
„Yes, it is a very historic music instrument. Marco Polo came back to Venice with his Princess Gogathine and with over 600 Chinese people to protect her of any form of violence from men against her during her travel to Venice.
She played the Pipa like a lot of Chinese people in the history and they lived secretly here in Venice together and often in her little secret garden [maybe a little secret garden like it is under Palmina’s window in the West-part of Venice] here in Venice she played the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“, the Venetian Legends are telling… And this melody she learned by the ancient Pipa-Masters who are also learning from the tradition of the princess WangChaoJun 王昭君 in the ancient time of early China. Maybe the melody came from Laozi *****) as he met The Greece philosopher from Europe.“
*****) Laotze ( ~ 700-600 – 531 BC ) Zhou Dynasty – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi
Laozi 老子; [Lǎozǐ], literally „Old Master“, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism…
„Palmina is very wise and well educated… but who teaches her this melody?…Palmina is a present from the heaven.“
Palma is composing, and composing and inspired of the 8 Images and wrote all in his music score.
He looks to the heaven from where the Saints and Masters are now looking to Palmina and Palma in their common dreaming. ****)
„Yes, here in Venice the people are telling this about Marco Polo.“
„This is a beautiful Lute – sounds great!“
And as Palma composed his 4.Pipa solo he gave her the music sheets.
And Palmina played it like that:
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/261535081 (password ‚dgpa‘ )
Than there was a big applause here in Venice…
As Palma and Palmina saw that Vision in their Peony Gondola, Palmina looked
at Palma in an asking way.
Palma understood her thoughts. She wanted now to play it again – NOW WITH the 2.Viola-part TOGETHER with him.
Palma was a little bit tired of writing so much music, but: Her friendly smile is so powerful and lovely that he wants also to play with her the whole music piece with the new creation.
„Ok, but in the middle I have duplicated some Pipa-Tremolo-bars in the Version for Pipa + Viola with some Triols for my Viola-solo during your long Pipa-Tremolo….“
Palmina checked the music score to see the difference…
„Ok, I will take care…“
And they smiled at each other and started to play the music image „THUNDER“ like that:
VIDEO [Pipa+Viola] old: https://vimeo.com/261535332 new: https://youtu.be/hB0sWQi4wE0
The Secret Love Spring Melody of Palma and Palmina:
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‚Pipa Solo 4: THUNDER, ☳ 震卦‘
‚8 Soli for Pipa + Viola 琵琶‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017
(to be continued…)
**) He developed the spring-melody in the Pipa solo 4 like an opening Rose that opens now after she played so beautiful to support his speech for the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
Palmina opened his heart and now the secret Melody-Rose opened as melody:
„☳ 震卦 “ – King Fuxi
„THUNDER“ – Queen Nüwa
„動萬物者莫疾乎雷“ – King Wen
„Of all that forces that MOVE things, there is none swifter than THUNDER.“ – Queen Tai Si
„and WEATHER“ – Saint Francis
“ at the voice of your thunder they sped away“ – Saint Claire
„The Sphere of Mars“ – Dante
„The 5.Choir of the Angels “ – Beatrice