Sabbath

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

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For this belief in the witches sabbath as a late development see Clark who states that, "During the fifteenth century the sabbat was not a prominent feature of demonology, being neglected in the Malleus maleficarum and altogether denied by other authors" (139) a point that underscores the fictional and poetic basis of Baldung's print.
Ragged entries, sharp brass intonation, messy string accompaniments, mad scrambles in the waltz movement - all smacked of lack of rehearsal, but were thankfully offset by Witches Sabbath string effects (eerie col legno) and excellent solo woodwinds, in particular a superb cor anglais.