Various steps have already been taken to replace these where possible:
1. An announcement was made here alerting members to the problem and inviting authors to resubmit their scores.
2. Bernhard Heimann single-handedly checked every one of the files in the Our Scores and the Facsimiles sections (a truly mammoth task!) to establish and log which files were corrupted, and then re-uploaded many of them from earlier downloads he had made over the years in his own substantial collection of forum scores, so that moderators could use them to replace the corrupted files.
3. Using the detailed results provided by Bernhard, authors who were still members of the forum and had visited within the last year were sent a private message asking if they still had the originals of corrupted files, and could resubmit them.
Hundreds of corrupted files have been replaced so far, but many still remain. In a final attempt to find replacements for them, we are appealing to the general membership to re-upload files they may have downloaded and saved in the past.
Below is an alphabetical list of those still affected.
The author of each score is shown after the title. Some are still members here, but have not yet been able to supply replacements themselves because:
- they have not visited for a long time, and have not seen the messages sent to them;
- or they have been unable to locate a copy of the original file;
- or they are intending to replace the file at some future date, but will need time to find or edit it.
In these cases, we'll aim to find a temporary replacement, on the understanding that a revised version will be provided later.
Of course some of the authors are no longer members, and sadly in at least one case the author has since passed away, so it would be a great pity to lose the scores and arrangements that were left with us.
Would any member who still has a download of any of the pieces on the list please let us have a copy, so that we can use it to replace the corrupted file. The easiest way to do this is as follows:
- Post a reply on the end of the relevant topic, upload your copy of the score into that reply (there is guidance on doing that here, and click on Submit.
- Then click on the report button along the top of that post, the one that looks like an exclamation mark: [!]
- Ignore the drop-down menu at the top and just type "Replacement for corrupted file" into the large text box captioned "Further information:" Then click on Submit again.
Thank you in advance for your help!