Sabbath

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SABBATH. The same as Sunday. (q.v.)

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The female witch makes an early appearance in Baldung's art with his woodcut, the Witches' Sabbath (fig.
Particularly when Jarvi reaches the final two show-stopping, stereo-spectacular movements, "The March to the Scaffold" and "The Witches' Sabbath.
When subjected to the most severe torture, Stoeckhlin confessed to the activities that his interrogators assumed he had committed, including sexual relations with a demon and dancing and copulating at the witches' Sabbath.
Carlo Ginburg, Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath (English translation of Storia Notturna, Turin, 1989), New York, 1991.
Evidently inspired by a witches' sabbath, it incorporates dramatic changes of pace and volume, finally winding down to a portentous climax with the sonorous chime of a tubular bell.
Everything is poised and aristocratic, all far too well-behaved (not least the nightmarish concluding movements, March to the Scaffold and Dream of the Witches' Sabbath.