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

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In the final movement, he is in hell at a Witches' Sabbath over which his beloved herself presides.
The famous last two movements, March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches' Sabbath, enabled the Orchestra of Opera North to demonstrate its full panache and there should be a special word for the percussion section and some truly terrifying bass drum rolls.
Among his topics are the beginnings of the Medieval Inquisition, the origin of the witches' sabbath, the papal Instruction Concerning Witchcraft Trials, demonic possession in Paderborn, and the last witch trials in Switzerland.
The witches' sabbath atop the Brocken, celebrated on the eve of May, had been depicted in engravings, evoked on maps of the Harz region, cited in prose and poetry, and dismissed by Enlightenment rationalists as superstitious legend.
His symphonic transcription of Mussorgski's A Night on the Bare Mountain (Witches' Sabbath) is followed by his treatment of the same composer's Pictures at an Exhibition.
When the theory of the "witches' Sabbath was used against individuals it was "a learned theory" (p.
How many will rest satisfied with a Macbeth in which the pilot's thumb can only allude to the one body part of Edmund Campion which disappeared into the relic-hungry crowd at his execution, so that 'the effect of flaunting [it] at a witches' Sabbath must have been to taint all who found a meaning in martyrdom, whether of treason or of truth' (193)?
Features of European witchcraft trials, such as reports about the witches' sabbath, flying, and demonic copulation, were rarely present at English witch trials.
It had to contain individual detail about places and times, motives for entering the Devil's service, activities at the witches' sabbath, and malefices committed; it had also to be theologically correct.
Them will be something special about that race: the numerous skiers are all gaudily dressed witches, often with broomsticks, and apart from the race itself, you can attend a terrific Witches' Sabbath, with hundreds of witches dancing wildly around a bonfire.
Conductor Marc Minkowski is marginally successful in the opening movements, but by the time he gets to the "March to the Scaffold" and the "Witches' Sabbath" his charms have expended themselves and the movements sound ordinary.
In the final movement, Witches' Sabbath, conductor and orchestra revelled in Berlioz's often-bizarre sound world, bringing this incredible work to a triumphant close.