Vaughan Williams' music has been termed 'nationalistic', or 'spiritual'. Would

Vaughan Williams' music has been termed 'nationalistic', or 'spiritual'. Would

Vaughan Williams' music has been termed 'nationalistic', or 'spiritual'. Would you construe these terms as metaphorical? They have been used to decribe and categorize his music, have been seen as attributive, and his music has been known for these qualities for generations. I would really appreciate a comment on your view of 'nationalism' as metaphor for a body of music.

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