"When I was writing the Chorus in G Minor, I suddenly dipped my pen into the medicine bottle instead of the inkpot. I made a blot, and when I dried it with sand (blotting paper had not been invented then) it took the form of a natural, which instantly gave me the idea of the effect which the change from G Minor to G Major would make, and to this blot is all the effect - if any - due."


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