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Allen C. Guelzo


A Vaughan Williams Elegy

"Cheerful agnosticism"?

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4. Vaughan Williams, "Gustav Holst: An Essay and a Note" and "Bach, the Great Bourgeois," in National Music and Other Essays (Oxford Univ. Press, 1963), pp. 133, 171.

5. See John Bridcut's sensationalist "Sonata for three: How composer Vaughan Williams shared his bedroom with a mistress 40 years his junior … and his wife," Daily Mail (May 20, 2008).

6. John Barr, "RVW and Religion: A Documentary Survey," Journal of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, Vol. 33 (June 2005), p. 2.

7. Eric Seddon, " 'Turn Up My Metaphors and Do Not Fail'; Religious Meaning and Iconography in Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Pilgrim's Progress," Journal of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, Vol. 38 (March 2007), p. 7.

8. Byron Adams, "Scripture, Church and Culture: Biblical Texts in the Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams," in Vaughan Williams Studies, Alain Frogley, ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996), p. 102; Michael Kennedy, The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, 2nd ed. (Oxford Univ. Press, 1980), p. 313.

9. Ursula Vaughan Williams, R.V.W.: A Biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams (Oxford Univ. Press, 1964), p. 138.

10. Kennedy, Works, p. 194.

11. Lionel Pike, Vaughan Williams and the Symphony (London: Toccata Press, 2003), p. 332.

12. Michael McManus, "Yevgeny Mravinsky," The Gramophone (March 2016), p. 57; Damian Thomson, "Does the great Bach conductor Masaaki Suzuki think his audience will burn in hell?" The Spectator (March 12, 2016).

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