And after they saw this Peony Vision Palmina said:
»Oh this is so interesting, Palma. Let us see if they have the original music score of your composition for orphan children after hundred years… this is a long time period!!!«
And they saw this:
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And later after the meal Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach with his daughters went all in the library of the Ospedale de la Pieta and Maestro Vivaldi and his talented musician girls showed all their music instruments and all the ancient music score they have.
»Look, Maestro Bach«, said a girl and deep in her heart she wished to be Johann Sebastian Bach’s adoptive daughter, »… here in our Ospedale de la Pieta we have 21 Violins, 4 Cellos, 2 marine trumpets, six small violas (ideal for our girls orchestra) two viola d’amore, two mandolines, two lutes, one theorbo, four hunting horns with accessories, two psalteries with harmonic box, two cymbals, three flutes, two big cymbals with spinets, six spinets…«. The little girl was very excited to be allowed to explain Master Johann Sebastian Bach their music instruments.
»Six spinets…hm…. very, very good….
You have a good music school.«
The girl jumped a little bit full of joy and played with her hairs and smiled.
Bach said to Master Vivaldi: »…In Germany we have not this equipment at my school and it is not a music school…«, Bach said and he sat down to a spinet and stated to play one of the six. Antonio Vivaldi listened interested and observed the polyphonic independence of Bach’s creations and was fascinated.
The girls made big wide open eyes and mouth as they heard how Bach played the Spinett and he modulated through all the »Quint-Circle«¹ with its 24 modi.
¹ »Quint-Circle« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_fifths
»CIRCLE OF FIFTHS
In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space. «
² „Well tempered piano“ – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well-Tempered_Clavier
»The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In Bach’s time Clavier (keyboard) was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord – but not excluding an organ either. «
All listened and did not move or say any word as long as Bach played.
Anna Magdalena Bach could understand him also Antonio Vivaldi: Bach invented the „Well tempered piano“² which will be used in the future of all musicians.
»Look, there they have the music-social, music pedagogic composition of Palma il Giovane the ‚Missa Ospedale de la Pieta in Venice in G-Magor‘!!!!«, Catharina Dorothea, Bach’s eldest daughter said very happy and she jumped a little bit like a young girl.
And all the orphan girls came to see this music score in their library.
»Woooh, let me see, let me see, a composition for us from Palma il Giovane the famous painter and Master Scholar of Master Titian!!!!«
And the nuns came to see what happens here in the big library of the Ospedale de la Pieta.
And they opened their mouth like looking to a miracle as they realized that the music score interests the famous Johann Sebastian Bach.
Later the girls played a welcom concert for Bach and they played the „Gloria“ by Antonio Vivaldi and it was like that:
VIDEO (28min) Gloria, Vivaldi, at la Pieta (BBC) – https://youtu.be/cgaOVV4JQHA
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As Palma and Palmina saw this Peony Gondola Vision suddenly Palma had a strong real remembering about their time in the 16th century and Palmina could feel it:
Often Palmina played during Palma painted on an important painting for 40 minutes at once and then she made a break with her lute. And during this break Palma had to go to the Organ in that church, where he was painting, and had to play 40 minutes for her and she listened very interested if Palma makes a progress in his music polyphonic creativity.
She was like the Saint Cecilia who helps him from the world of the body, the material, to come to the world of immaterial, the world of inspiration in art and music.
And it seemed that Palma il Giovane was inspired by her friendly listening to his music creations.
Always if he looks in her direction Palmina smiled back to him and Palma smiled.
And this they made very often and during several years as long Palma painted on huge painting in a church.
Later they made this in the Ospedaletto at the Crociferi and later also at the San Antonin Church near Palmina’s bakery shop where her home was. (There he painted during the whole year in that church and finished the paintings in the year 1593)
Palmina put again her head on Palma’s side and was happy about this intensive rememberings of the 16th century and she lifted a little lantern and smiled.
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(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
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