Paul Johnson Rogers, March 2006
- I am unable accurately to attribute the quotes from HGW and MJS; they may be paraphrased and are likely derived from my own many conversations with the two composers about the art of composing and the nature of inspiration
- Undoubtedly, the experience is not unique to composers. The term ‘flow’ is used by medical scientists and loosely describes the sensation of becoming ‘lost’ in a pleasurable activity to the point that one loses track of time (see also Csikszentmihalyi M. and Csikszentmihalyi I.S. 1988).
- From the poem: Auguries of Innocence
- 'Crypto-musicologists’ delight in uncovering similar examples, many of which are tortuous and bizarre attempts to include perhaps the name of a patron, lover or composer in a musical work.
- Quoted in Godwin, Joscelyn, (1987) Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook, London: Arkana
- Music as Spiritual Experience, 20047. Article: Divine Inspiration, published in The Observer, 12 March 2006.
- Music and Inspiration, London: Faber and Faber (1999)