witches' Sabbath


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a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery

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He made other films, as well -- while in Sweden on a Fulbright Scholarship, he made a documentary about a witches' sabbath. He also created a training movie to teach proper procedures for bag boys who worked at his father's supermarket in Detroit.
7), witches appear in many of his drawings and in two of his most remarkable prints, the Witches' Sabbath (fig.
Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath. London: Hutchinson Radius.
26, TSO will present "Romance, Flirtation, Death -- It's Halloween Night with TSO!'' "Dream of the Witches' Sabbath'' from "Symphonic Fantastique'' by Berlioz, "A Night on Bald Mountain'' by Mussorgsky and other Halloween-themed works will be performed.
Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique here lived up to its name; with a pensively romantic opening, whirling ballroom dances (with five excellent harpists), emotionally desolate pastoral scene, illuminated by lovely woodwind, all topped off by Bychkov whipping up a wickedly devilish witches' Sabbath. Really fantastic!
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.
During the night preceding the feast day of Saint Walpurgis on May 1, witches from the whole world fly on broomsticks or devilish animals to the 'Hexensabbat' (witches' Sabbath) on the Blocksberg in the German Harz mountains.
Particularly when Jarvi reaches the final two show-stopping, stereo-spectacular movements, "The March to the Scaffold" and "The Witches' Sabbath." In these sections we can hear the effects of the extra-wide dynamic range of the new release, the increased dynamic impact, and, of course, the famous Telarc bass drum.
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. Before his execution Stoeckhlin was forced to denounce nine accomplices.
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.
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.