LUNAR RAINBOW LAST NIGHT, CLEAR SKY RAINBOW THIS MORNING, SIGNALED IT WAS TIME TO RECORD MOZART’S “LUNAR” CONCERTO AGAIN
Mozart makes another appearance in my life, this time through a Lunar Rainbow
Rainbow Shower, Maui, Oct 20, 2015 – Last night around 10:45 PM, something made me walk out to the lanai. I caught a glimpse of the setting moon that looked like a big yellow banana. Then I felt a gentle misting on my face.
Immediately, I turned around and looked toward the east. The lights in our house were still on, so it took a minute or two for my eyes to adjust to darkness. And then I saw it: A beautiful large lunar rainbow.
I could not believe my eyes. Not just because they are extremely rare. And I have not seen one since July 29, 2012. But because the moon was so small. It was not even half full. I thought the moon had to be at least close to full for us to have a chance of seeing a moonbow.
Clearly, I was looking at one created by that big yellow banana setting over the Rainbow Shower Eucalyptus trees in the west.
I called to Elizabeth to come out. But she didn’t want to. I don’t remember what her excuse was. But I didn’t care. I walked down the lawn where it was darker to catch a better glimpse of this rare phenomenon.
“This is the Spirit realm’s sign it is time for me to record that new version of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto which I dubbed Lunar Concerto.” I thought.
“Danke, Herr Mozart,” I said out loud. “Ich will es morgen versuchen” (I will try it tomorrow).
I had just gotten out of the spa where I do my morning prayers and incantations when the light misting started again.
Immediately, I turned to the west this time. And saw this beautiful giant clear sky double rainbow.
I got all choked up. My eyes moistened. Such is the beauty and the power of divine communication.
And then I realized… 10-19-2015 was both a #11 and a #3 day, numerologically. And both of these Masters numbers have a special significance in my life. Which was another confirmation of the divine origin of these rainbow messages.
So off to my Clavinova I go to work on that Mozart Lunar Concerto… 🙂
Once again, what you are about to hear is not necessarily what my old friend Mozart wrote. I play his pieces the way I hear them. I rarely use sheet music except to double-check some difficult passages. As result, there are several sections of this rendition of the Concerto that are not part of his original score. And… and this is an important change – there are also several passages in which I use a double Clarinets, not just a solo.
And now, with that as a preamble, here my latest recording of the full Clarinet Concerto.
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Here are also some still shots from today’s recording, as well as that by the BBC orchestra at my favorite concert venue in the whole wide word – the Royal Albert Hall in London.
MORE ON MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MOZART
About three weeks ago, I wrote the following passage about Mozart’s music and its effect on my current lifetime (see HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ASCENDING? – Sep 21, 2015):
So now I still find myself playing my Steinway every day, but just to warm up my fingers. To create new music or new orchestral arrangements, however, I use the Clavinova. The piano is now just another instrument. No more, no less.
Furthermore, whereas Mozart was once my substitute for playing scales, now he has become my favorite composer. Forget his piano pieces. I am talking about his symphonies and flute, harp and clarinet concertos, for example. They are absolutely DIVINE. And I play them every day.
So now I understand what attracted me to him when we first met after he came to Paris in 1778. And why I, Jacques Ferdinand Devereaux back then, moved to Vienna later on to be near him until his death in 1791 (see http://wp.me/p1jFeo-1m4). And why Mozart appeared to me again in 2009 to guide me to move from Arizona to Maui.
Mozart’s is the alchemical (transformational) form of music. Two and a quarter centuries ago, he was the herald of this planet’s ascension which is now taking place. Of course, nobody knew that at the time, Mozart included. He just followed his intuition and inspiration.
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Also see how this piece of music first came to me five years ago while traveling in England: