I started transferring the free, out-of-copyright sound files to Dropbox storage over two years ago. I did this because my then webhost’s servers were struggling with the amount of streaming and downloading it was having to do. Moving the files to a separate storage facility passed all that work away from them.
I have now completed this task; now all my sound files are on Dropbox.
I am also rearranging the links on my pages. Rather than the table of individual links for each voice part, there will be just one, linking directly to the relevant folder on Dropbox. It will take quite a lot of time for me to complete this task, so some pages will still have the table of links.
For pages with the single “Click here for the sound files” link, that link takes you to the folder on Dropbox for that particular work. You only get access to that one work with the link.
Some Dropbox screens may show a “Join this folder” link; you are not expected to click on that because you gain access anyway. (I am slowly removing that button from my pages). And nothing will happen if you use their Search box. You are restricted to that one folder. To search for other works you will need to return to my main website.
On thing to note, though, is that the files on the final page are NOT in score order; rather they are in alphabetical order of voice. So Sopranos, for example, will no longer see their part at the top of the list. A typical listing will be:
…mp3 This last file is the Full Voice version
14 December, 2022 (updated 12 February, 2023)