Back when I was a kid, I owned a Commodore 64 computer. I used to spend many hours typing in programs from magazines like COMPUTE! and COMPUTE!’s Gazette. One program that sticks with me was a simple player that produced a Bach organ composition. I can remember most of the music, but of course not the name of the composition.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been searching my way through Internet archives of the various magazines, trying to find the program listing and find out which Bach composition it was. As I racked up failure after failure, though, I began to wonder if this was another case of the Mandela Effect.
I gave it another try tonight…and this time, I succeeded. Partially.
I found out which Bach song I have been remembering all those years, but not through the Internet computer magazine archives. Instead, I took a different approach: I found a listing on YouTube that claims to be a single video with recordings of all Bach’s works.
Of course, the song I was looking for? The very first song, BWV 525: Sonata No. 1 in E flat.
I found the song…but the program that I remember playing it for me? Seems to have never existed.