313. Palma’s Composition in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice

313. Palma’s Composition in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice

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picture – 1 Basilica San Marco in Venice

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After they saw this music Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream:

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At Epiphany, the 6th of January they reached with their Peony Gondola the San Marco Place, they went over the long place to go in the Basilica San Marco.

A lot of people, living in Venice are invited to attend this annual feast celebration on 6th of January, even if they are from an other cultural tradition.
The feast of the traditional Epiphany feast is about the 3 holy kings, which had not been Christians or Catholics.

Also the Ming Dynasty Chinese People are here to show their respect to the culture of the republic of Venice.

During the annuals traditional Christmas ceremony from the left side, up at the choir, Palma’s Cousine Mihaela stood with a music score in her hand.

She will sing today the Aria „Benedictus“ composed by Giacomo Palma il Giovane.

This time Palmina had nothing to play in the church with her lute, now they can listen to the music and enjoy the magic moment, sitting beside her Palma.

On the Organ Master Giovanni Gabrieli is sitting, a famous world wide known composer. organist and Choir Master of the Basilica San Marco.
And now he gives the sign to start the music composition of Palma.

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picture – 2 Basilica di San Marco, Venice

Mihaela sung very beautiful and full of heart.
Palma looked up to her cousin and was proud on her.
Palmina smiled also, sitting on Palma’s right side and was proud of her Palma, the most famous painter in Venice , her composer, her writer, her astronomer, her philosopher, her director of the famous Venice Titian School.
On the left side was sitting Crezia and her sister Giulia.

Giulia listened to the music very interested and she was also proud of her daddy Palma and his cousine Mihaela.
Crezia, which was the elder sister, looked also short shy to a man, also sitting in this golden church.

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picture – 3 ‚Piazza di San Marco, Venice‘ by Carl Ludwig Rundt

Giulia observed this. The young man was also smiling back shy to Crezia. He is nearly in the age of Crezia.
The man was the new music student Heinrich Schütz¹) from Germany.

Today he was visiting Palma’s flat in the 2nd floor on the San Marco Place to have tea time with Palma’s family:

Signore Schütz will study for 3 years in Venice at Master Giovanni Gabrieli ²).
At first he will play the Harpsicord at the Venice Titian Art Gallery, together with the most famous musicians of Venice – a lot of them are known in the whole world.
It is a big honour to play as student with these famous artists here in Venice in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

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picture – 4 San Marco interior

Signore Schütz is coming from Germany and he wants to bring the Venetian music tradition to Germany.

Palma smiled as he saw how lucky his daughter Crezia is looking in the direction to Signore Schütz.
At tea he also felt that there is a special harmony between them.
»Maybe, who knows…«, Palma thought silent, »…he will stay not only for 3 years here in Venice. Master Gabrieli is searching for a Master Student…
and maybe he and Crezia, hm, two artists…she is my painting student and he the musician.
He is a Sympathetic young men who would become my sun-in-law.
Hm…why not…he is a good composer and musician…he will save the Venetian music tradition….«

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Now they looked up to listen Mihaela singing the Aria for Sopra in this Golden Cathedral.

The Original Version of this »Benedictus« Aria is for Sopran, Violin and Viola and Choir. ( There is also an additionally Mandolin part).

VIDEO: Aria »Benedictus« (Prage Messe) https://youtu.be/zicEEF45hJw

(to be continued…)

 

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

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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297. Music Inspirations in Venice

297. Music Inspirations in Venice

And suddenly Palma had a music inspiration.
Palmina listened to the music and put her head on Palma’s right side to be with him in their Peony Gondola.

»Oh, so beautiful, this Inspiration, Palma.
I saw the Gondola slowly moving to the Giudecca island.

And I saw the stars over Venice.

I saw Johann Sebastian Bach with his family, with his daughters.

I saw Vivaldi with the talented Orphan Girls musician, his spiritual daughters, with all their Gondolas also moving to Giudecca Island.
And every Gondola has a lantern to shine in the late evening in Venice.

All were happy to visit the Chinese family with their musicians«, Palmina said like dreaming,

»Exactly I had also this music visions, Palmina! We are dreaming the same dream…«

The music inspiration and the music was like that:

VIDEO: Violin and Piano (59d) – https://youtu.be/G_kx8dVLLqY

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After that the Peony Gondola moved in the 16th century.

Palma was painting this year intensive every day on his new creations about the life of San Saba.
Palmina came in the church where Palma is now painting every day.
She has fresh breads and she has also her music instrument, her lute.

As she saw that he does not make a break to eat she wanted to take her lute to play for him, but…
In this moment she discovered a new music score which was beside Palma’s music instrument Viola da braccio on a little working table.

01-04 picture – Ave Verum (San Marco – Venezia) by Gerald Spitzner (facimile)

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She took the music score and wanted to play it.
She read: »Ave Verum. Oh, it is for Choir and Organ and Instruments ad libitum.«

Palmina started to play the music score on her music instrument.

Palma stopped painting and smiled in her direction.
He realized that Palmina discovered Palma’s new music score.

Palmina played the four voices on her Lute and made soft ‚arpeggios‘ of the 4 Voices as accords like a harp.

Palma looked intensive to Palmina, he saw her playing like an angel, he saw her innocent smile, so peacefully, like the Saint Cecilia, sent by the Santa Lucia.
He saw her beautiful hairs, her cheeks, her eyes, her talented hands,…

Inside his heart he painted her, her whole body, her talented hands, her eyes, everything,…an eternal moment.

Palma heard all the voices of the angels as Palmina played his »Ave Verum« for him, here in the little Church Chiesa San Antonin, a few steps from her baker’s shop where her family house is and from where the little fine, fresh, breads are made at the ‚Campo Bandiera e Moro‘ in Venice. (A few steps from the Ospedale La Pieta where the famous music school is.)

And now the eternal smell of the fresh backed breads are in the air and Palma completely forgot that he was hungry since two hours.

»Such a beautiful Choir Compositions. It fits to every ‚Missa Presta‘ at the ‚Communio‘, isn’t it, Palma? I will ask the choir Master Claudio Monteverdi if he can perform it every morning in the San Marco Cathedral…«, Palmina said like a little sweet bird who wants to fly direct to the San Marco Cathedral and to bring the new music score to the famous Choir Master Maestro Claudio Monteverdi.Palma smiled. He was lucky that Palmina is his music inspiration, innocent white pigeon, his sweet clever yellow canary bird, his eternal Palmina Albina!«

And Palmina took now her basket with the fresh, little, fine, white breads and she lifted the basket so that Palma could sniff on them.
During this she smiled and made thin Asian- like eyes.

»Wonderful!«, Palma il Giovane said after he sniffed the fresh smell of the fresh backed breads.
She gave him one and moved her head meaning »Eat, Palma, eat it fresh and warm. Today you worked so much and hard. You are hungry,I can feel it«

Palma took it and made two parts of the warm bread and looked into Palmina’s eyes.
He gave her one half and she smiled.

Now both started to eat the bread, smiling and with much respect.

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And as Palma and Palmina saw this Peony Gondola Vision they heard the composition for the Choir of San Marco in Venice:

VIDEO: „Ave Verum (San Marco Venezia)“ [music score] – https://youtu.be/3Bk25TiAZds

(to be continued…)

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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

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