Breviary tunes-all of them-at your fingertips!

BreviaryTunes (Free) Apple iOS –This is a rescue app for the one frustrating element in praying the Divine Office which commonly trips us up before we even start–the hymn. In a group setting we exchange inquisitive looks with the prescribed hymn, wasting several page-flipping, memory-searching minutes before we settle on one commonly titled: “one we know.”

BreviaryTunes saves you from that conundrum. With a tap of the icon on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll have before you a list of just about every hymn in your Shorter Christian breviary by its corresponding number.

Tap the hymn and you get a little audio player with volume control to hear the melody. Of course, once you have that, you can sing to your heart’s content. Don’t have the tune number (as with your 4-volume set)? You can search by opening line (title) or even meter. Input the number of verses you have, and the tune repeats so you can use it as accompaniment to your singing.

Copyrighted hymns are not available (Sion, Sing isn’t singable anyway).

On my iphone, I place this app icon next to my breviary app icon, right where it belongs.

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother and avid Catholic app user who works in the field of corporate communications --BA Journalism; MA English--and is communications director at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY. What began as an e-mail service to priests and seminarians looking for quality Catholic apps for mobile devices has grown into a world-wide community of Catholic app enthusiasts looking for and recommending great Catholic apps.

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