Belshazzar's Feast


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Belshazzar’s Feast

lavish banquet, with vessels stolen from Jerusalem temple. [O.T.: Daniel, 5]
See: Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast

disembodied hand foretells Belshazzar’s death. [O.T.: Daniel 5]
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Mars Saba, perched upon a crag, a human nest stock high up against a perpendicular mountain wall, is a world of grand masonry that rises, terrace upon terrace away above your head, like the terraced and retreating colonnades one sees in fanciful pictures of Belshazzar's Feast and the palaces of the ancient Pharaohs.
Fiddle player Paul Sartin is a member of Bellowhead, as well as half of BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast and part of the raved-about stage show Made in the Great War.
It all gets going tonight at the Albert Hall as Katie Derham and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - with the BBC National Chorus of Wales, the BBC Singers and bass-baritone soloist Christopher Maltman.
00pm The music festival gets under way as Katie Derham (below) and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20, with soloist Lars Vogt.
Tonight at the Albert Hall Katie Derham and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with the BBC National Chorus of Wales, the BBC Singers and bass-baritone soloist Christopher Maltman.
The music festival gets under way at London's Royal Albert Hall as Katie Derham and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20, with soloist Lars Vogt.
A dream programme featuring the CBSO and its Choruses brought three of my desert-island choral pieces together: Holst's Hymn of Jesus, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, John Storgards the brilliantly-attuned conductor.
Such themes were developed by the celebrated painter of the vast and the sublime, John Martin, whose astonishing catastrophic depictions of the events of The Fall of Nineveh (1828) or Belshazzar's Feast (1820) with huge battered walls, exotic colonnades and infinite horizontals were, in fact, based on archaeological evidence.
The final chapter considers Dyson's oratorio Nebuchadnezzar, a piece that has suffered from inevitable comparisons to William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast.
They are also in the line up for July's Llangollen International Eisteddfod and on June 11 play The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival, Nottinghamshire, where another of the hit acts from Chester's folk weekend, Belshazzar's Feast is on the bill.
27:16, 28:3, etc), stored in Esagila (Ezra 1:7, 5:14), displayed at Belshazzar's feast (Dan.
The next section looks at some of the best-known legends and myths the city inspired: the Hanging Gardens and Belshazzar's Feast, and the works of art they subsequently inspired.