witches' Sabbath

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a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery


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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.
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.
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.
7), witches appear in many of his drawings and in two of his most remarkable prints, the Witches' Sabbath (fig.
If the march to the scaffold was slightly muted then the vividly realized Witches' Sabbath more than compensated, with the bells tolling the Dies Irae sounding ominously from a distance as they ought.
They focus on mythologies (the witches' sabbath, learned systems and popular narratives of vision and bewitchment, late medieval Balkan mythologies, child witches and their sabbath in Sweden), legal mechanisms and social contexts (water torture, literacy in witch confessions, healing, xenophobia in the courts of Moscow, witchcraft accusations, community conflicts and witchcraft), and witchcraft and folklore (werewolves and witches in Portugal, folklore in Estonian witch trials and witchcraft in eastern Slovenia).
This rare example by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) called Witches' Sabbath is being offered at the NEC by Books illustrated for pounds 35,000.