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New and improved features for the Church’s Sacred Music app

New features in the app make it easier to interact digitally with sacred music.
New features in the app make it easier to interact digitally with sacred music.
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A complete rebuild of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ popular Sacred Music app released in July includes new features, improved functions, and a more modern look and feel. It’s the first of several improved music experiences to come, say Church leaders and product managers.

For years, Latter-day Saints have widely used the Sacred Music app in home and Sunday worship. The app is one of several Church music resources meant to teach doctrine, increase spirituality, and deepen faith and conversion to Jesus Christ and His gospel through sacred music.

“We are happy to provide these music resources that will strengthen worship at home and at church,” said Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy who serves as adviser to the hymnbook revision efforts.

“The Lord expressed His feelings about sacred music to Emma Smith in 1830,” said Elder Cordón. “He said that it pleased Him for the Saints ‘to make a selection of sacred hymns … to be had in my church,’ and that His soul delights ‘in the song of the heart’ (see Doctrine and Covenants 25:11–12). When we sing or play sacred music, we invite the Lord’s blessings into our lives, and we grow closer to Him.”

Sacred Music app’s new features

According to Ed Krenicky, a music product manager for the Church, the app’s improved user interface meets the needs of music listeners and music performers. “Music listeners will enjoy the ease of adding music they love to playlists,” he said. “Music performers will love the ease of finding sheet music for choir or for special musical numbers.”

Some of the new or improved features in the iOS 2.1 and Android 2.0 versions of the Sacred Music app include:

  • Improved searching and filtering (in Android).
  • New functions for creating and managing playlists.
  • User-friendly navigation.
  • Share and print capabilities for sheet music (in iOS).

You can read more about the app’s improved search and filtering functions, playlist options, more user-friendly navigation, and share and print capabilities for sheet music on Church News.

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