296. Bach, Vivaldi and the the Orphan Girls Orchestra in Venice

296. Bach, Vivaldi and the the Orphan Girls Orchestra in Venice

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma said to his Pigeon:

»Palmina, the little sweet bird in the morning said to me that you performed my composition LAKE yesterday! Did you, Palmina…?
I felt in my heart that you played for me…«

Palmina smiled and was happy that Palma could feel her music secret surprise.

He took her hands and kissed her talented hands tender and thankfully.
Palmina’s eyes shined and she felt that Palma wants to heal her hands.
Palma il Giovane could feel in the last days that she had pains on her hands because she prepared hard for this concert.

And during these days he could also feel her tender cheek kisses as he slept and he could feel it in his dreams.

And after that Palmina smiled and hugged Palma and gave him a sweet tender kiss on his cheek – in their Peony Gondola hour at 23 p.m. During this they suddenly continued to see the Peony Gondola vision with Bach in Venice in the 18th century:

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01 picture – San Marco Place in Venice

They saw the stars over Venice at the evening sky and they saw this evening Master Johann Sebastian Bach alone with his wife in a huge Gondola.
After the brilliant concert at the ‚Ospedale de la Pieta Girls Orchestra‘ with Vivaldi’s »Gloria« they are all (Bach, his family, Vivaldi and his girls orchestra) invited together with the girls at Giudecca island at a Chinese family, which came once in the 16th century and are living there.
They know a lot of stories about Marco Polo and his Asian Princess and of course a lot of stories about Palmina and Palma. And they are interested in Asian music instruments and of course asian tea.

On their way to Giudecca Island Bach said to his wife: »Maestro Vivaldi’s Girls Orchestra and Choir are brilliant. Should we move to Asia or to Venice, hmm? If I could have such brilliant musicians for my compositions, Anna Magdalena…? This would be a miracle!«, Bach said a little bit sad.

»Yes, this would be a miracle.
Hmmm, but a miracle happened, dear Johann Sebastian…
It happened:
Vivaldis orphan music school girls performed with padre Maestro Vivaldi all your missa brevis¹):

the missa brevis G-Major,
the missa brevis in g-minor,
the missa brevis in F-Major and
the mystic missa brevis in A-Major with Flauto traverso *)

Ach, so beautiful compositions, Johann Sebastian.«, Anna Magdalena said with a sigh in her voice.

They heard the La Pieta Girls Choir and orchestra singing Bach’s composition in a vision and they saw Vivaldi conducting in Venice and it was like this:
*) VIDEO: [music score] (5min) Bach, missa brevis, Mass in A major – Kyrie (Herreweghe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Bqgw9Z4S8

»Yes, this was a miracle. Initially I composed this short missa brevis for Franz Anton von Sporck ²) and his ‚Sporck theatre‘. Like a miracle my compositions came in the hands of Antonio Vivaldi in Venice…«, Johann Sebastian said smiling and he put his strong huge arm around his little Anna Magdalena Bach smiling.

»Yes, Johann Sebastian, padre Maestro Vivaldi had good connections to Franz Anton von Sporck and he met him several times as his La Pieta Girls Orchestra gave concerts there in Prague…«, Anna said proud.

»Yes, they performed my compositions in Prague and Venice, yes a miracle…
Thank you Santa Lucia !!! Tomorrow we have to visit the chiesa of Santa Lucia also to visit the Santa-Lucia-paintings of Palma il Giovane there«, he said and searched his Mandolin.

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02 picture – Gondolas moving to Giudecca Island

All the Gondola’s are now moving at this evening to Giudecca Island with Bach, Vivaldi and the whole talented girls from the La Pieta Orphan shelter music school Orchestra.
They are all invited to the old Chinese Families to a Tea ceremony concert in their big gardens in Venice to hear the Yin-Yang-Chinese-Garden-Orchestra. And all are looking forward to have this Asian Tea and to hear the original Asian Music Instruments.

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And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

Palmina smiled and Palma knew which music piece will be performed at this Chinese concert.

Palma smiled secretly and shy.

»Palma?

Hm, why are you smiling so shy? Palmaaaa? Hmm? «

And they saw the Asian Trigram on the heaven and the heaven was pink with white clouds:

☱ – LAKE- DUI – THE JOYOUS

Now a voice said in ancient old Chinese language style:

» 說萬物者莫說乎澤 –
Of all that forces that GIVE JOY things,
there is no more gladdening than the LAKE ☱ «

»Oh, Palma!«

»Oh, Palmina!«

»Pi-«

»-Pa«

and now they made both a round mouth, moved them to each other mouths
and said together:
»Liu – to – kiss«

And then they kissed sweet and short and smiled.

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(to be continued…)

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¹) Bach’s Kyrie–Gloria masses, BWV 233–236 – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrie%E2%80%93Gloria_masses,_BWV_233%E2%80%93236#BWV_234

»Apart from the 1733 Missa in B minor for the Dresden court (later incorporated in the Mass in B minor), Johann Sebastian Bach wrote four further Kyrie–Gloria Masses, BWV 233–236. These compositions, consisting of the first two sections of the Mass ordinary (i.e. the Kyrie and the Gloria), have been indicated as Missae breves (Latin for „short masses“) or Lutheran Masses. They seem to have been intended for liturgical use, considering a performance time of about 20 minutes each, the average duration of a Bach cantata. They may have been composed around 1738/39.[1] Possibly they were written for Count Franz Anton von Sporck² or performed by him in Lysá.«

²) Franz Anton von Sporck – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Anton_von_Sporck

»Franz Anton von Sporck, Count (Franz Anton Reichsgraf von Sporck in German, František Antonín hrabě Špork in Czech) (born 9 March 1662 in Lysá nad Labem or Heřmanův Městec; died 30 March 1738 in Lysá nad Labem) was a German-speaking literatus and patron of the arts who lived in the province of Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic. He was one of the most notable cultural and intellectual figures in central Europe in the early 18th century. «

»…attracting some of the most prominent singers in Italy to Prague, and used Antonio Vivaldi as a source of repertory and singers. VIVALDI himself visited Prague in the early 1730s as a result of his connections with the Sporck theater. Many creative operatic works were first performed in the Sporck theater, including the first opera to use the original settings and character names from the tradition of Don Juan dramatizations:«
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281. The Ancient library on Mars

281. The Ancient library on Mars

»Oh, from here did the music come…«, Palmina said very inspired.

The Peony Gondola followed them in the meanwhile 5 meter behind them, along this ancient street to be nearby if they need the Peony Gondola (Their music instruments are also in this Peony Gondola).

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picture – a view of a little version of a Venetian Gondola (The Peony Gondola is a little bit bigger than this one)

Palma looked to the Peony Gondola and went to pick up his Viola da braccio and his Mandolin.
Palmina followed him and took also her Lutes and smiled.

»Come, Palma, let’s enter this ancient library!«

And Palma and Palmina entered the ancient Mars library.

As they where inside they realized that it was not dark inside.
A lot of colourful lights were inside. Lights in the different colours: yellow, Pink, green, light-blue, violet, red, green, golden light and colours which are unknown on earth .

»Oh, how interesting these colours are…«, Palma said, »I will later try to paint these colours in my paintings and you will help me to create them on earth, Palmina!«

The room was huge and high. It had exact the dimensions of the church »San Zulian« in Venice nearby Palma’s flat.

The style was also a little bit in Renaissance Style but more in Martian-Style.
There were in the walls a lot of books, scriptures, ancient paper rolls, and visual and acoustic media from metallic and glass or crystal- looking material.

The books are written in different languages of different cultures. But Palma and Palmina could not figure out what it is written about.

Between the book library there were paintings in the same size like in the Church »San Zulian« and the huge painting at the top looked similar to the painting style of Palma il Giovane. Paintings from the Mythological historic period, of the »golden age« from history.

»Who painted these huge paintings on Mars here in that beautiful library?«

Palma and Palmina felt suddenly deep in their heart some remembering.

Now they looked at each other very familiar.

So they remembered also the time as they saw each other after the concert in the San Zulian Church after the presentation of Palma’s painting and Palma went to the left side in the corner to speak with Palmina.

They both remembered the light beam from the window and now as they went also to the right back corner of this library they saw also a light coming and moving towards them.
This lights are a higher technology which adapt their light and position to the moving and to the need of the visitor of that library.

Palmina and Palma looked at each other thinking on their remembering.

In front of them there is a big door with a text they could not read.

Along the frame of the door were the old ancient 8 Trigramms in the order of the Cantico-Order.

»Oh, look isn’t that interesting? The 8 Signs are exact in the Order of the old vase the saint beautiful women gave us once?

Isn’t also Planet Mars associated to the IMAGE of THUNDER and to Sphere of Planet Mars in Dante’s ‚Divina Comaedia‘ in your Pipa Solo Nr.5?«, Palmina asked knowing.

Palmina took her music instrument and played the »Cantico-Hymnus« and it was like that:

VIDEO*): https://youtu.be/rrUiJxY4ksc

 

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*) The Spring Melody of the 8 Images of the „8 Soli for Pipa“, Solo Nr.4 (Donner) THUNDER – Cantico Hymnus – Hymnus of Cultures
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And suddenly the ancient door opened slowly and an enormous warm and friendly light came out of the open entrance, inviting them to come in.

»You opened the ancient door of the library with the Melody of the Hymnus of Cultures here on Mars, Palmina!«

»Woooh!« she said and jumped in the air.
On Mars there is not such a strong Gravity like on earth Palmina jumped 3 times higher than on earth.

Palma tried to catch her as she was moving back to the planet and he hold her and she is sitting in his arms like in a chair.

»Oh, my Pigeon, you are so light here on Mars.«

Palmina smiled and put her arms around his neck and gave him a tender short kiss.

She said »Pi-«
He answered »Pa-«
She said »Pi-«
He answered »Pa-«
And both »Li-u-to-kiss!«

And they gave each other a lot of »bacci« (ital. »little kiss«).

Palma hold her on his arms and carried her through the door in the room of light.

As they entered this light-room they saw only white warm light.

They felt covered by pure light and suddenly a voice spoke the text of Dante’s Divine Comaedia in the 3rd part, as Dante and Beatrice arrived at the Paradise at the »Primum Mobile« which is pure light.

»Noi siamo usciti fore del maggior corpo al ciel ch’è pura luce «²
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²[Dante, Divina Comaedia III (Paradiso), 30, 40-42]
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»Oh, Palmina, this is a text from Dante’s Divine Comaedia and his travel through the heavens.«

»Oh, the deep spiritual love of Dante and Beatrice…«

»Yes, my inspiring pigeon…my uncles father , my grandfather named his daughter, the sister of my uncle with the name ‚Beatrice‘ after Dante’s Divina Comaedia«
»Oh, really? Oh, Palma, we are now in a higher dimension library! Look, they are showing us the history of Planet Mars from the beginning…«

»Yes, Palmina really! This is a mental library with visual books. They send us directly the visions in our heart and we can see the history of Mars. Look, there are ancient buildings. And this buildings exist before they had been destroyed in the war. And a lot of pyramids are also created to produce electric energy on a very high frequency so it is not dangerous for living beings.¹«

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¹ Nicolas Teslar invented the high-frequency electric transmission and realized it in his live time on earth.
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»Amazing!« Palmina said and saw how the nature, the sea, the animals, the living being on Mars lived in harmony like the Hymnus of Cultures – Different but united!«

»Yes, Palmina this is a vision!«

»Different Cultures united in one planet!!!«

The light waited till Palma and Palmina spoke about there feelings and thoughts and then the bright warm light continued to show them their light library.

»Oh, look there are music scores !!!«

»And over there is the score of the music with the mandolin solo which I created for you Palmina…«

»Oh,, yes, your music is a part of this Mars library. There are the music score also of the ‚Hymnus of Cultures‘ and the ‚8 Soli for Pipa and Viola‘ and the ‚Cantico delle Creature‘ and look they made a text on your Instrumental part in a very ancient Language and they associated the 8 Signs to this text, look… Maybe you are allowed to write it down, Palma?«

And the light showed Palma the ancient text and the whole music score and Palma started to write down the music score for Palmina.

And the music score is like that:

3 pictures- first part of the »The Ancient Library on Mars and colourful lights«

02 »The 8 Signs« (Vl+Kl+S or Mand ).jpg

03 »The 8 Signs« (Vl+Kl+S or Mand ).jpg

04 »The 8 Signs« (Vl+Kl+S or Mand ).jpg

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And after they saw this beautiful Peony Gondola Vision Palmina smiled and was very lucky and she wanted to try out the instrumental part of the music score.

And the Peony Gondola played for her the Piano and Violin Part like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/u2ATb4ADRHI

 

 

(to be continued…)

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266. Lao tze saves innocent musicians at HAN-GU-Pass(函谷關 / 函谷关)

266. Lao tze saves innocent musicians at HAN-GU-Pass(函谷關 / 函谷关)

After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they heard suddenly a soft beautiful female voice crying:

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The female voice cried:

»Father, father! Do not make violence against me!!!!

…No…
Please, do not stroke my body…
…Noooo…
Please do not again such violence.
I am a musician…
Don’t hurt me so much, father, father…
What did I do wrong…?«

But they did not see what happened.

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After that they saw this Vision suddenly they saw this:

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On the sky, at the clouds in white colours Master Lao appeared shining.
Master Lao smiled and beside him was a beautiful intelligent female musician with an Asian music instrument.

A voice said: „I saved her life and she plays the Gin music instrument.
She became my music master student. She will follow my spiritual way in the west with a lot of others to meet the West-Music-Master. So I will send a messenger who will learn his language being able to translate my letter for him, asking him if he can send an official invitation to me and my students and musicians to enter his country and to visit his famous well known philosophical school.“

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Then the Peony Gondola moved to the time of Lao tse and
landed at HAN-GU-Pass (函谷關 / 函谷关).
Now they saw this:

A group of female musicians and female singers gave in the last days beautiful concerts in the kingdom and had a lot of success.
They travelled from town to town after they get an official invitation to play as very famous and fine concert event of the town.

Now the Master of the HAN-GU-Pass (函谷關 / 函谷关) send an official invitation for the artists to play in their famous representative palais of the town.

Master Lao was also on his way and was also invited to this concert.

Full of expectation he comes there and wanted to send his new letter from there to the famous founder of his philosophical music school in far, far WEST.
Here he can stay a while till the answer from his old, old friend will come back to this west-china border station of the HAN-GU-Pass.

But a religious extremist group, spying all over the country found out that Master Lao will attend the concert at the famous palais at HAN-GU-Pass and they tried to plan an evil strategy against the meeting of the famous musicians and Master Lao.

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In a secret meeting those members of an illegal religious extremist group meet and talked like that:

»…we can make intrigues against this concert. We have only to give orders to arrest them as criminals even they are innocent. We can use the laws for this…«

»Ai ya, good idea, I am working at the government as high office person and can use my mighty position to cancel the musicians from the program…Is the program printed yet?…«

»Oh, yes the concert invitation was sent all over the region in all parts along the kingdom. All will expect that Xie Ming will play the solo part in the concert.
We have to arrest them all and give orders to…
…and our religion will be expanded also in this culture here…60% of our religious members have high positions in the government. So we will soon influence all others – Ha,ha,ha.
Oh, our religious founder is great…«

»..Yes, our religious founder, he is great….«

»…great…«, all members said.

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picture 1 – Laotse smiling hoping to see the famous musicians

Lao tze was on his way to the Palais and made small eyes to see the group of musicians which seems to come in colourful beautiful traditional Asian cloth.

But what is happening to the musicians?
He saw that they are arrested by the police. But why?

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picture 2 – musicians being arrested for no reason

 

A member of the illegal religious group tried to destroy Xie Ming’s instrument with his food.

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A musician is killed by a sword and Master Lao started to help them.

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pictures – from the movie Lao tze

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VIDEO: watch this scene (6 minute scene) from here: https://youtu.be/OeSAFd8mhXA?t=676

 

(to be continued…)

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264. Making music over a big distance

264. Making music over a big distance

01 - The-Grand-Canal-Venice-by-night
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Palma could feel the music Palmina played on her Lute for him.

Palma smiled. He heard her playing in his inner heart.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina asked: „What did you do after I played this Melody? Hmm Palma?“

Palma looked shy and answered: “ I…I…I heard that you played an other Melody after you Played our ‚I miss you melody…and then…“

Palma was shy.
Palmina smiled and asked:“ Hmmm? What did you do in our Peony Gondola hour after I played the melody….Hmmmm?“

„Later, I went to the San Marco Place…“, Palma said and they continued to see their Peony Gondola dream and they saw this:

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02 Gondola along the Big Promenade

02 Gondola along the Big Promenade

Palma went in the direction of the San Marco Place, but he has to turn left and go then a while a short way along the big Promenade ‚Riva di Siavoni‘ till he arrived on San Marco Place.

03 San Marco Cathedral

03 San Marco Cathedral

He went a few time along the San Marco Place to see the two Pigeons.

04 Dogans Palace on San Marco Place

04 Dogans Palace on San Marco Place

But now he felt that Palmina’s ship is coming.

05 view to the water side on San Marco Place

05 view to the water side on San Marco Place

He went back to the water side of the San Marco Place to look if Palmina’s Ship is visible.

06 - left column at the San Marco Place
06 – left column at the San Marco Place

The moon made a bright light over Venice and the stars shined friendly.
The lagoon water was calm and the reflection of the moon and the stars looked peacefully.

07 view over the Lagoon in the east direction
07 view over the Lagoon in the east direction

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Palmina went up to see the calm sea on her ship, to fell the soft wind in her beautiful hairs, to see Venice slowly coming.
She played very beautiful on her lute and smiled.

08 first colours bevor the sun rise
08 first colors on the south east horizon before the sun rise

Slowly the horizon turned brighter and in a while the sun will rise over the sea.

Normally the ships coming from outside had to wait up to 40 days in the 16th century till they where allowed to enter the lagoon water of Venice.

But Palma il Giovane could arrange it that the ship which was on his way to Venice could pass without any waiting.
Maybe the Republic of Venice knows also who Palmina’s relatives were and the ship and its passengers were threat as V.I.P.s.

The officers looked surprised as the ship passed the control-harbour near todays „Lido“

„Oh, Look a princess is lute playing… This is the V.I.P. ship we should allow passing and entering the waters of Venice“ –

„How beautiful she plays…“

The Officers looked wondering and looked behind the slowly moving ship.

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Palma standing on the San Marco Place looked expecting in the East direction and played on his Mandolin.

Palmina played coming with her ship – Palma played waiting with his Mandolin – and the are now coming closer and closer – in their hearts there is no physical distance

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09 Piazza San Marco at sunrise Venice

Slowly, far on the east-south horizon the sun raised bright and the ship of Palmina was visible.

A few birds flew at the morning sky.

In a few minutes the ship will stand directly on the left side of the left column at the San Marco Place.
Palma smiled and played his Mandolin.

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As they saw this beautiful Peony Gondola Vision Palmina took her Pipa Lute and Palma took his Viola da braccio.

„Let us play our ‚8 Soli for Pipa and Viola'“, Palmina said innocently.

VIDEO: ( ‚8 Soli for Pipa and Viola‘ ) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBr_c49ajzY99w8-TftI2aV7xqsX9Ewq6

(to be continued…)

 

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258 Le Zitelle Choir is singing Palma’s Hymnus on Cyprus Island

258 Le Zitelle Choir is singing Palma’s Hymnus on Cyprus Island

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream like that:

„Palma?“
„Hmm?“
„I do rehearsal so much so my fingers have pain…“

Palma smiled, looked into her beautiful eyes and after a while he took her talented hands and kissed them soft and tender.

After that vision they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:

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Today Palma always looked at the sky and he saw a beautiful cloud heart like that:

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„This is a heart from my Pigeon…She thinks on me…“, Palma thought and he looked to the sky.

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Two weeks later.

„Our ship is going the right course. In a few days we are there…“, the Capitain of the Sailing ship said to Palma il Giovane.
A soft wind was now in their face and hairs.
Palma smiled.
Palmina smiled as he saw again a heart on the sky like that:

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     picture 2 of heart on the sky

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During Palmina made again rehearsal in her room over the big Place, in Pafos on Cyrus Island she heard suddenly music down at the ancient place.
As Palmina heard the music she felt no paint on her finger.
This time Palmina is doing rehearsal very much on her Lute and  this makes her finger pain a little bit.
But after Palma’s music inspiration for Pianosolo she felt healthy. (Palmina likes to hear this music via the Peony Gondola)

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Today it was again a sunny day, Palmina heard a music outside.
A good girls choir is doing rehearsal down at the big ancient place.

And now they started to make music with all their instruments.

„Oh…this is…“, Palmina said surprised.

She looked out of her window to see the musicians.
She smiled and saw: This is Palma!
My Palma il Giovane is playing the Mandolin! Oh, he playes our secret deep love melody…‘, Palmina said and listened also to the music a while.
„…oh he brought the most famous Singer of Armenia….
What a honour for our small island!
Yes, here on Cyprus Island my mother-side-relative Catharina Cornaio was the last Queen of Zyprus Island in the 15th century and she was also the Queen of Armenia…and  a Byzantine Princess. She was also a honour citizen of the Republic of Venice….“
Palmina smiled and had tears in her eyes.
„Yes, this is my Palma. He comes with the famous Venetian Eurasian Ensemble from Venice  to make a performance for me on that beautiful place here in our city Pafos.
Oh, Signora Ming from the Ming dynasty, living now also at Giudecca Island with her family,  playes the Pipa part…“
This chinese family came once officially protected by the Republic of Venice, from that Pacific Island to move to Venice.
Now Palmina took her own Pipa Lute and started to play the secret love melody together with the performance down at the big place where hundreds of people and children were standing to listen this little open air concert.

All the members of this Venice Titian Art Gallery music ensemble played with all their heart and the people could feel it.
Maybe also because Palmina played in this  moment from her window with her lute happy smiling with them. Palmina’s innocent cheeks turned colourful light-red.
„Oh, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my writer…he took all this long way from Venice with a ship to make a concert for me, to express his sympathy and love to me…Oh, Palma… Oh, my Palma!“, Palmina thought during she played and she made a deep sigh.

And the music she heard was like that:

  VIDEO: ( Hymnus of Cultures Wasserwelt fest 2019 https://youtu.be/OvjKxpeJjfE )

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After they saw the Peony Gondola Vision they looked out of their Peony Gondola over the colorful  horizon with a beautiful evening sunset at the longest day in the year.

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picture 3 + 4 of sunset at the longest day in the year with heart at the sky

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Palmina smiled and she put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and kissd her on her head tender

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246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

246. Bach’s first secret Inspiration in Arnstadt

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

* * *

After 5 weeks a young handsome 18 year old man now stepped in this bakery shop beside the church (Today the Johann Sebatian Bach Church) in Arnstadt and wanted to buy some bread. The bakers daughter was 21 year old, 3 years elder then this man.
Although she did not know that he is the famous Johann Sebastian Bach she was nevertheless very lucky smiling and very friendly as she saw him the first time.
»I take this…and….please I take this little bread, and….could I have this nice little fine fresh breads over there….«
»Of course Sir…«, she said very lucky because he was interested in her new Italian creation.
»…Is this a special creation, this fine bread?«
»Oh, yes, it is a special old baker’s creation from Venice…It was invented by the secret love of the famous painter Palma il Giovane, the Master scholar of Master Titian. She played lute like me…her name was Palmina Albina…«
Johann Sebastian stopped moving as he took the fine white fresh bread in his hands and she was also holding also the same piece with her hands and she smiled. Now he looked up to see her face and to see her eyes, so he realized that she
wear a yellow white traditional cloth.
»Oh, you are a musician! You play the lute…?«, he asked.
»Yes, I studied all the old masters from the 16th century till now and I can play the harpsichord. My mother has one at home…and, and, and I sing Soprano very well..«, she said like an innocent little girl although she was 21 years old.
»5 Weeks ago a great musician played on our new organ as opening concert. He
played so wonderfully. I felt in love but I had never seen him again.«
Johann Sebastian Bach smiled and looked for a long while into her direction. Yes, they are completely alone in this moment, in this little fine bakery shop at Arnstadt beside the church where Bach played.
»Can I have a fresh coffee?«, the young famous organ virtuosi said.
»Of course, sir, please, take a seat over there on the little table I will cook for you fresh coffee«.
Johann Sebastian sat down to the table and felt very inspired.
Inside his heart he heart a storm of music and sound. At this moment something changed inside his heart. Till today Bach wanted only to be a famous Violinist, a famous Organist and a famous harpsichord player.
But now he hears music in his heart and now in this moment he would like to compose a little piece for lute maybe a „Praeludium in C-Major“.
Johann Sebastian Bach understood: Palmina did not only do her Job as baker to make traditional bread every day, SHE CREATED A NEW CREATION: The little fine white fresh breads in Venice – which are known also today in the 18th century at Arnstadt.

This is like a musician not only playing music, but is also making own creation as music compositions.

Johann Sebastian Bach is inspired: »I have to create also an own composition like
the creative bakers daughter…«.
During she cooked smiling the coffee and prepared it so nice Bach felt „at home“,
now sitting here. He took a piece of paper and started to write a piece which is known in the future as „Praeludium in C-Major“ of the „Well tempered piano – part I“.
But in its version for lute. (Bach wrote later several versions about this praeludium in the future).
The bakers daughter stopped working as she saw that his handsome man is now writing his first composition in his life. Yes, this moment is the beginning of over thousands of compositions he will write in the future.

246 Praeludium in C BWV 846

picture – manuscript of Bach’s Praeludium in C- Major, BWV 846

The bakers daughter understood and could feel „SHE is the women who made Johann Sebastian a composer“, she is his Saint Cecilia and she is his inspiration.
Now she brought him the fresh coffee in a nice can and smiled as she saw how fast Bach wrote on his music sheet and that he wrote „Praeludium“ and he wrote „Lute“ on it. She got red on her innocent cheeks and she felt now that she is not a little girl any more.
A mystic warm energy came from heart to heart between him and her.

Bach smiled and the bakers daughter smiled.

VIDEO: ( Bach Praeludium in C- Major , BWV 846, Version for Lute ) https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

   https://youtu.be/5Tj9T9BFaJc

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244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

244. Long live Cardinale Karolus Borromeus the saviour of children and sacred music

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picture 01 – at Palma’s time a new traditional was born – The Il redentore feast in Venice as big Thank – you – festival

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream at 23 o’clock and they saw this:

* * *

»+++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++
THE HIGHEST COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE DECIDED TO SET FREE CARDINAL BORROMÄUS, KNOWN AS THE PROTECTOR OF CHILDREN AND SACRED MUSIC. +++ BREAKING NEWS – BREAKING WORLDPRESS NEWS +++«

Palmina went this morning along the San Marco Place and bought this fresh printed ‚Worldpress‘ newspaper.

She started reading and said: »Look Palma, they write about you…and,and, the Cardinale will today come to Venice….read, read, looook,look, Palma…“

Palma took the newspaper and read:

»…the highest court announced today that „…it IS NOT A CRIME to help too much poor and ill persons… “ The orders given by Cardinale Hell from the Vatican State to arrest the innocent Cardinal Borromaeus are not accepted by the highest court in order that Cardinale Hell is now declared as officially as criminal.

BIG FEAST FOR CARDINAL BORROMEAUS ON GIUDECCA ISLAND

Today at the traditional ‚Il Redentore feast“ the Republic of Venice will welcome this famous Cardinale with big fireworks and concert for being freed from wrong arrest.
The „Cantico delle Creature“ for children will be played by the Le Zitelle Orchestra at the official opening ceremony and a new painting of the famous painter Palma il Giovane will be presented as official thank you for saving Cardinale Borromaeus from imprisonment.

picture 02 - 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

picture 02 – 1581 (chiesa il redentore) »Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Saints Jerome, Anne, Francis and Catherine of Alexandria«

CARDINALE PROTECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINT VIRGIN

Being protected during the gun shooting terror attack during the ‚Tridentinum Council‘ by the saint virgin „Karel“ give promise to the saint virgin to speak with a famous composer, because he composed a big composition as music therapy for victims of child-prostitution.

As big thank you being protected by the gun shooting of Mr. Ali who said by himself: „I was payed to shot on Karel by Cardinale Hell, who wanted to become the pope of the catholic church and he wanted to support all my friends if he gets the new pope, but now he will not support our Church of Social Media because he is in prison.“

 
PEOPLE SAY HE IS A SAINT

Cardinale Borromaeus did found a lot of institutions to protect poor children and girls from child prostitution in the tradition to the Saint Nicolaus.
Today he will visit the „Le Zitelle“-institution on Giudecca island and the girls orchestra will play Welcome concert in their church and in their beautiful gardens behind the buildings of the „Santa Maria de la Presentatione“.
Cardinale Borromaeus has announced to hold a speech on Giudecca Island supporting poor children, girls and the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

 

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS WILL COME

Thousands of all over the world are expected today at the „Redentore feast“.
Honour Guests also from Asia, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, even from Formosa, where strong relations to the catholic church are since the 16th century, will send their representatives to congratulate and sent their best wishes.

 
BIG FIRE WORK ALONG THE GIUDECCA ISLAND AS BIG WELCOME CEREMONY.

The Republic of Venice, the R.O.V, announced a very big fire work to this special day in the history for protection of children, protection of music therapy and art.

 
A NEW TRADITION IS BORN IN VENICE

„This feast should now be that big every year“ the representatives of the R.O.V., the Republic of Venice announced now, „…the feast is a traditional feast as ‚Thank you‘ for surviving the Pest“ – but now we decided to make it as one of the biggest feast in the year in Venice“.

picture 03a - bridge build only for the days of the Thank You Festival
picture 03 – bridge build only for the days of the Thank You Festival

 

A BIG BRIDGE WILL BE BUILD

Along the new feast there will be a new long bridge only for the duration of the days of the „Il Redentore feast“.
The people can go along the big bridge to go over the water to the „Church il Redentore“.

* * *

After they read the newspaper standing on the San Marco Place a lot of pigeon had landed around them and looked up to them as if they did understand the newspaper.
Now the pigeons flew to the Gondola which was waiting for them at the other end of the San Marco Place.

Both went there and Palmina and Palma entered a Gondola .Palma helped her to enter the Gondola and smiled.

Palmina smiled and said: »Palma, I am so proud on you. Cardinale Borromaeus will visit our „Le Zitelle Orchestra“ on Giudecca and the „Cantico delle Creature“ will be performed, and, and your painting will be presented at the Chiesa Il Redentore.
Oh, Palma, oh, Palma, what a big feast today will be. Oh, I love you, my painter, my composer, my love letter writer, my children protector….“

And Palma and Palmina looked sideways to the island Giudecca and smiled.
Soon the big traditional ‚Il Redentore festival‘ will start here in Venice.

Palmina put her hand on Palma’s hand very tender and Palma could feel it.
Now he looked at her beautiful smiling face. He realised how much he loves her and the sun made her hairs beautiful.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the other side in the direction of Giudecca Island.
They will have a few hours of rehearsal for the concert today at evening.
The innocent girls came all with their music instruments and also the girls and children choir was there.
As they saw Palma and Palmina coming to the Le Zitelle they waved all from their windows.

„Look, Palma and Palmina are coming to make a rehearsal with us. Let us take all our music instruments and come at the concert stage in the garden.

And all the girls and children came in the Le Zitelle Garden to sit at their place on the stage to be ready to make a rehearsal of Palma’s Hymnus.

How often Cardinal Hell tried to pay millions to stop this music-social projects for children. How often he gave a lot of money to people to sabotage this social projects. But now Cardinal Borromaeus is their strong hand of the heaven to stopp this intrigues against these poor children.

And now they made the rehearsal like that:

VIDEO: [Peony Gondola Song] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE


At he evening the saint Cardinale Borromaeus came and the fireworks in Venice begun and it looked fantastic like that, so that also painters made paintings of this historic moment in modern civilization – to protect children, art and culture.
»Long live our Cardinale Borromaeus!«

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»Long Live the Protector of our children the new saint Nicolaus!«

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»Yes long live he, down with Cardinale Hell, he should never leave the prison – This Children killer«

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»Long live the saint Cardinal – Down with Cardinale Hell, this murder!«

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»Long live the Le Zitelle Foundation and its Girls Orchestra and Choir! Let’s listen the Cantico delle Creature – The big Manifest against child-prostitution!«

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»Let us celebrate this day from now on in all future, here in Venice on Giudecca Island«

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pictures 1-72 – traditional feast on Giudecca Island as big thank you

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(to be continued…)

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225. Happy Birthday, Palma il Giovane!

225. Happy Birthday, Palma il Giovane!

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

* * *

The next day Palmina had always to think about Palma’s Piano solo he composed for his beloved Palmina, his inspiration, his Saint Cecilia.

Today she had two talented music students at the Gardens of Giudecca.
The mother of the talented girls is also playing a music instrument and it is very creative to teach them music lessons.

As Palmina went back along the Giudecca island to the »Le Zitelle« she teaches also the girls there in music.

Now she has a little break between her music lessons.
Sitting in her official flat in the 3rd floor of the »Le Zitelle« building she is thinking on her Palma, which has today birthday and she sat down on her little table at the window and started to write a Pigeon-letter mail to her Palma il Giovane who lives on the other side of the Lagoon water on the San Marco Place.
From her window she can see directly to the San Marco Place and she smiled.

She looked to the cage of the Letter-Pigeon and smiled to her.

»After my music lessons here, I will go to Palma and celebrate with him his birthday in our Peony Gondola. But first I will send him a Pigeon-letter mail to wish him happy birthday…«, Palmina thought lucky and smiling.

* * *

Palma felt in this moment that she is writing a letter to her and he stopped for a while his painting work at the famous palazzo in Venice.
In his thoughts he could feel, no he could see her sitting beautifully on her table writing a Pigeon-Letter Mail for him.

In his imagination it looks so beautiful and poetic how his sweet Palmina is thinking and writing for him.
Palma cleaned fast his fingers, full of wet colours and took a sheet of paper and a pencil to draw how he feels and sees Palmina in his deep heart Vision.

Palma made a very fast drawing.

picure 4 - drawing by Palma il Giovane

picture – drawing by Palma il Giovane

Yes, Palma is the INVENTOR OF THE DRAWING AS INDEPENDENT ART DISCIPLINE.
Before Palma there was only the tradition that a pencil drawing is only the draft of an oil painting and the drawing has no meaning for art.
Palma was famous for doing fast and very often own drawings and these drawings had been the first time in the history of art defined as a complete independent art discipline.

Palma send her an imaginary cheek kiss and Palmina smiled in this moment and kissed the letter she wrote:

„Venice, Giudecca-Island 16….

My beloved Palma!

Today on your BIRTHDAY, I write you a little Pigeon-Letter-Mail.
I am so lucky that we can see us now every day and I am now a part of your life.
The Pigeon will fly from here at the »Le Zitelle« over the Lagoon water directly to your window at the 2nd floor at the San Marco Place. And no one will destroy the letter. No one will steal the letter. No one will destroy our deep love and our deep music art friendship.
I know that I am inspiring you and that you are always lucky to be creative in painting, composing and writing in order to these inspirations.
Last time we met in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock you composed from your heart a music piece I loved so much – The Piano solo –

Palma, thank you!
My composer, my painter and writer…

I would like to tell you that I am planing to play several compositions from you in my little fine concerts.
Today we can speak about this in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock celebrating your birthday.

Dear Palma, I am so looking forward to see you!

Happy birthday, dear Palma!

Your you deeply loving

Palmina, your Pigeon, your Saint Cecilia“

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And as they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina took her Lute and played for him being with him in this beautiful Peony Gondola.

VIDEO: The Lute in Italian Renaissance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKjadi_rvP0&feature=youtu.be

And suddenly a text appeared written in an old Chinese language like this on the evening sky.

說萬物者莫說乎澤,*)

„Of all that forces that GIVE JOY things, there is no more gladdening than the LAKE ☱.“

And then Palma took his Viola music instrument and Palmina took her Pipa Lute and they made together music at their Peony Gondola hour at 23 o’clock like this about the image of „LAKE, the joyous“ :

VIDEO: [Solo 5 for Pipa and Viola – LAKE ] https://youtu.be/1VJ0ID2g2Mo

(to be continued…)

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*) old traditional Chinese text (ancient style) of the Wisdom Book of Change „I-Ging“ (YI-King or I Ching) which is 5000 year old.

see also:

I Ching – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching

»The I Ching or Yi Jing (Chinese: 易經; pinyin: Yìjīng ), also known as Classic of Changes or Book of Changes, is an ancient Chinese divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics.«

223. Traditional Dialogue of Cultures in Venice

223. Traditional Dialogue of Cultures in Venice

 

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picture – Palma il Giovane -Doge Pietro Loredan*) Beseeching the Virgin (Wikipedia)

This Painting by Palma il Giovane is on the big famous Dogan“s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) where always delegations of different cultures officially had a intercultural friendship event as peace DIALOGUE between the mighty Republic of Venice and the business partners from all over the world like Europe, Asia and Africa.

* * *

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

* * *

„Oh, so much Cultures we have on this world. Fantastic!!!!l „, Palmina said like a young girl with her soft fine voice and continued smiling with this asian-like beautiful eyes:

„…this beautiful different cultures with their different music and art traditions,… fantastic…
our world is so big, I would like to huge it ..“, Palmina said and hugged Palma.

„..this beautiful cultures are often visiting Venice, our mighty Republic of Venice the – R.O.V. and I often play at the welcome concert in the Dogan’s Palace on our San Marco Place…often an artwork from you or from me…“, Palmina said euphoric.

„…From all over the world the representative of their culture are coming and greeting our Republic from Europe Asia, Africa. From Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, China, Cipan (Japan), Korea, Philippines, Russia…Armenia, Cyprus- Byzantium…bringing a message to us of peace and friendship…They want all a peacefull relation, a cultural dialogue to our mighty Republic of Venice and of course good economic relations with us Europeans…“, Palma said very wise.

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picture 2-3 – detail of Palmas painting in the Palazzo Ducale (Dogan’s Palace) in Venice

„So it is important that all cultures are in a harmonic peaceful relation…in a good DIALOGUE!
…Palma, didn’t you compose a music dialogue for Chinese lute Pipa (or other Chinese or other Asian Instruments) and Viola da braccio as the Chinese delegation did visit our Republic with their huge Chinese ships, waiting outside the „Lido“, coming with hundreds of guests to bring a peaceful culture program, a cultural exchange dialogue concert? Didn’t you?“

„Oh yes, I will never forget this. It was years ago…Oh, Palmina, my Dialogue for Pipa琵琶 and Viola. Do you remember the begining melody?“, Palma asked.

Palmina took her Lute and plugged slowly and smiling with shining eyes, only a girl or a women has, if she is loving…

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Palmina smiled to Palma and send to his heart a warm and golden, tender light energy playing her lute.

Palma could feel this also in his deep heart.

After that,now Palma took his Viola and plugged:

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„Do you remember, Palmina?“

„Yes, your composition you wrote as Dialogue for my instrument and your instrument…It was dedicated as dialogue between the East Cultures and the West Cultures between the Ming Dynasty representatives and Venice.
Yes, Palma, I remember very good and I love this creation from you very much!“

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picture – (detail) Palma paints his own flat in the 2nd floor on the San Marco Place as autobiographic link

Palmina gave Palma a tender kiss on his cheek and Palma could feel this.

Now Palma composed deep in his heart a music reflection and variation to the main „Dialogue Music Theme“, the main melody of this dialogue composition like that and Palmina put her head and Palma’s side to hear this music coming directly from Palma’s heart and what she listened was this:

VIDEO: (Dialogue Inspiration (Violin+Piano) https://youtu.be/xvh6apJHslM

(to be continued…)

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*) Pietro Loredan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Loredan_(doge)

Pietro Loredan (born Venice, Italy 1482 – died Venice, 3 May 1570) was the 84th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1567 to 1570.

175.The white pigeon of Giorgio Maggiore (3)

175.The white pigeon of Giorgio Maggiore (3)

picture 1 - Presentation of Jesus in Temple« by Palma il Giovanne (Isola Giorgia Maggiore, Venice )

picture 1 – Presentation of Jesus in Temple« by Palma il Giovane (Isola Giorgia Maggiore, Venice)

The Gondolier was waiting for them with the beautiful shining lanterns in the Gondola. He will bring them later, after the walk on this Isola Giorgio Maggiore, to Giudecca Island at the Le Zitelle where Palmina has her 2nd flat and is protected by the Jesuits from her violent father and violent brother.
Other girls at the Le Zitelle have also problems with their fathers and brothers. They are reading their private messages and letters, erasing them and changing their content to isolate them from others. That’s why the girls are living here on Gudecca Island at the Jesuits.
The local authorities do not allow this and have strict laws against this and that’s why some fathers or brothers had been arrested for doing this to their relatives; arrested by the Republic of Venice – the R.O.V. – the mightiest Republic in the 16th century.

Now, not even the Gondolier could see what Palma and Palmina are doing at the secret gardens of Giorgio Maggiore, here where so much famous painters had deep inspirations (Claude Monet, 200 years later, had also big inspirations here on Giorgio Maggiore and painted a lot of paintings here and he painted also this little island).

After a while of silence Palmina asked whispering:
»Palma?«
»Yes, my Music-Angel?«
»You would really paint a white pure Pigeon in your big painting for this Church when it is ready build in a few years¹, as remembering to our spiritual walks and travels with the Gondola in Venice?«


¹ the church was finished in the year 1610 – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Giorgio_Maggiore_(church),_Venice

»San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta and forms the focal point of the view from every part of the Riva degli Schiavoni.«


»Yes, Palmina, and if we see us again in 400 years we will stand here in front of this painting and we can say this white pigeon I painted to remember our deep spiritual love.«

And they saw now in this Peony-Vision all the paintings which will be painted for this church San Giorgio Maggiore.*)


*) beside the painting »Circumcision/Presentation of Jesus in Temple« – by Palma il Giovane
There are other paintings in the monastery building:
The Last Supper by Jacopo Tintoretto
The Fall of Manna by Jacopo Tintoretto
Entombment of Christ by Jacopo Tintoretto
Madonna enthroned with Saints by Sebastiano Ricci
Risen Christ & St Andrew with Morosini family by Jacopo & Domenico Tintoretto
Adoration of the Shepherds by Jacopo Bassano


They saw the painting of Sebastiano Ricci and Tintoretto and also about Santa Lucia

picture 2 - Miracle of the immobility of Sta Lucia by Leandro Bassano

picture 2 – Miracle of the immobility of Sta Lucia by Leandro Bassano

picture 3 - painting of »Santa Lucia« by Palma il Giovanne

picture 3 – painting of »Santa Lucia« by Palma il Giovane

And they saw also that Sebastiano Ricci (he was later born then Palma) will dedicate the angel with mandolin to the secret deep love to Palma and Palmina.

picture 4 - Madonna enthroned with Saints by Sebastiano Ricci

picture 4 – painting by Sebastiano Ricci

picture 5 - detail - Sebastiano Ricci painted a little Mandolin angel as remembering of Palmina

picture 5 – detail – Sebastiano Ricci painted a little Mandolin angel as remembering of Palmina

picture 6 - painting «Venus and Cupido« by Sebastiano Ricci inspired by the love of Palma and Palmina, symbolised as 2 white pigeons

picture 6 – painting «Venus and Cupido« by Sebastiano Ricci inspired by the love of Palma and Palmina, symbolised as 2 white pigeons

The saw in their Peony-Vision that Sebastiano Ricci will also be inspired by this future- painting of Palma il Giovane with the 2 white pigeons on the right side (the 2nd pigeon is in the basked) – he studied it very intensive – and painted also two white Pigons in his famous »Venus and Cupido«


¹ Sebastiano Ricci (1659 – 1734) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastiano_Ricci

»Sebastiano Ricci (1 August 1659 – 15 May 1734) was an Italian painter of the late Baroque school of VENICE. About the same age as Piazzetta, and an elder contemporary of Tiepolo, he represents a late version of the vigorous and luminous Cortonesque style of grand manner fresco painting. «


»But it is not easy for a man to be in love with Saint Cecilia…«, Palmina said innocent but very direct.

»Why, Palmina?«, Palma asked like a wise man.

»Saint Cecilia was a saint and a virgin and she wanted to keep her virginity and she wanted only to have a spiritual love relation so it was difficult for a man to marry Saint Cecillia…«

»…Hmm…, but a spiritual love…. if it is really a high dimension love, then it is like two pigeons are marring from heart to heart. They need only the spiritual arrangement of the heaven, nothing else…and this the two pigeons can feel deep inside their hearts«

»I know, Palma, this I mean with ‚It is difficult for a man to be in love with a saint virgin‘. But you, Palma, you are different. You understand the principles of a deep spiritual love. As artists we can live this spiritual love as real and the results of our deep love are great artworks and great thoughts for the culture and history – We will inspire the next generations of artists. Our children are our artworks.«

Palmina and Palma hugged standing in the secret gardens of »Giorgio Maggiore« where no one is watching then; only the planets and stars, the angels and the saint of the heaven can see them; and they smiled down to them, down to planet earth, down to Venice, down to the little small island Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, called in Venetian language »San Zorzi Mazor«.

»My Pigeon…«
»My Palma…«

»My Inspiration…«
»My composer…«

»My composing lute playing angel«
»My secret writer…«

»My yellow canary bird…- Let us work together in the next centuries – if the heaven is allowing this to us – Let’s make this wish«

»My astronomer – Yes, let us work together – Let us make this wish – Dreams come sometimes through – All we do in our artworks will be connected through our Peony Gondola, Yes, Palma – Yes Palma, – I love you and I feel it: you respect how Saint Cecilia is…«

»Yes, Palmina, I respect you…«

And in a common Vision they saw the big painting Palma il Giovane should paint for this church on that small island.

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picture 7 – »Presentation of Jesus in Temple« by Palma il Giovane (Isola Giorgio Maggiore, Venice )

Palma hold her head with his strong hands, but tender, and kissed her and her beautiful lips, very soft and slow and short.
But in their heart the kiss started also, they could feel it, and this beautiful feeling they kept in their heart, even after the short tender kiss.
And this feeling stayed for day and night.
Both looked at the Vision of the painting and they saw that Palma should paint the Pigeon held by a women and the Pigeon seemed to smile with its eyes. And an other Pigeon in the basked

picture 8 - two white 2 Pigeon - detail of Palma's big painting at the Church of Giorgio Maggiore (in Venetian »Giorgo Mazor«) .png

picture 8 – two white Pigeons – detail of Palma’s big painting at the Church of Giorgio Maggiore (in Venetian »Giorgo Mazor«)

picture 9 - white Pigeon (detail) by Palma il Giovanne

picture 9 – white Pigeon (detail) by Palma il Giovane

After this beautiful inspiration Palma and Palmina went long along the green gardens and sometimes they heart an bird or a cicada or a tiny little mouse moving.

It was a beautiful »inspiration-walk« here on that island. All the monks are now sleeping in their monastery and there was no light in their windows any more. It was now very late and they went back to the Gondola with the shining lantern where the Gondolier was respectfully waiting.

Now the Gondola moved very slow to the neighbour island Giudecca where after a few meters the »Le Zitelle« Building was. Palma brought Palmina up to her flat in the 3rd floor and she played again on her lute for him and on her harpsichord like the Saint Cecilia. Palma made again some paintings of her and continued to paint on the white pigeon.

Later he asked her:
»Do you like the white Pigeon? Should I paint her like that in the future painting?…I will also paint a second Pigeon in a basked on that painting. The two Pigeons are we…The basked represents the Peony Gondala«

Palmina smiled and was lucky to feel connected with Palma’s heart.

Palmina sat on her little bed looking through her window to the San Marco Place, which is far a way but some lanterns are shining also in the night there.
Palma sat also on her bed. Palmina took Palma’s right hand and both looked long through the window.
Palma remembered her words about the virginity of Saint Cecilia and respected her.
»Do you know the love relation and legend between the unicorn and the virgin, Palma…?«

Palma smiled and looked to her side and he put his arm around Palmina.

Now they are sitting and Palmina’s little small bed, looking in the direction of San Marco Place at the Dogan’s Palace where still hundreds of candles are shining through the windows.
Yes, now they are sitting holding their hands like two little children who became deeply loving friends.

 

picture 10 - spiritual marriage without touching the Virginity of Saint Cecilia

picture 10 – spiritual marriage without touching the Virginity of Saint Cecilia

picture 11 - spiritual marriage without touching the Virginity of Saint Cecilia

picture 11 – spiritual marriage without touching the Virginity of Saint Cecilia

Palmina turned her smiling face to his side and she was lucky to have a loving friend like him – A loving friend that is understanding her deep spiritual secret.

picture 12- detail - »Presentation of Jesus in Temple« by Palma il Giovanne (Isola Giorgia Maggiore, Venice )

picture 12- detail – »Presentation of Jesus in Temple« by Palma il Giovane (Isola Giorgia Maggiore, Venice )

»Look, I will also paint a clerical person looking like a pope with a white Pileolus on his head, looking from behind to the fresh born baby…Hmm, he looks as if this fresh born baby is his…«

»Oh…why that? …this is also a symbol of something real of our century…hmm, isn’t it, Palma? You always painted something from the present in your images…«

(to be continued…)