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Church Music Organiser

Installation file for Church Music Organiser. For Vista/7/8/10.
The ZIP file contains a standard Windows installation file. After downloading, you will need to extract the EXE file and run it to install the program.

Last updated: 07/09/2017
Size: 8.1mb
Microsoft .NET Framework

One of the pre-requisites of the program is Microsoft .NET 4.0 or later. The download link to the right will take you to the download site at Microsoft's website.

If you already have a version of .NET installed (version 4.0 or greater) then you won't need to download anything except the Church Music Organiser installation package.

You may only need to download this if you are using Windows XP, Vista or 7. If you have Windows 8 or 10 you shouldn't need to download this at all.

Note: The CMO installer will automatically download and install the .NET Framework if it's not installed already, so you would only need to download this manually if you are planning on installing CMO on a machine that doesn't have an Internet connection.


Microsoft .NET 4.0 Web Installer
Size: 869K
Microsoft .NET Framework website
CMO User Guide

This file contains the Church Music Organiser User guide, which is designed to walk users throug the various functions of the program.

Last updated: 17/03/2015

CMO User
Size: 8.3mb
Sample song import file

This file contains a short list of public domain hymns you can download and import into Church Music Organiser.

You can add these hymns into your database by going to the "Help" menu in the program, and selecting "Download and install sample songs...".

To manually install these songs (or if you want to choose which songs to include), download the ZIP file, extract the "hymns.xml" file, and then go to "File/Import..." to import the hymns into your database.

Last updated: 30/06/2014
Size: 46kb

Update History

Version 7 September 2017

  • Added a contact image to the contacts page.
  • Title and Author can now be set to appear only on the first slide of any song.
  • Added a font size selection option for the song title.
  • Fixed issue where using uppercase "V" in a song overhead order was preventing song order from displaying correctly, as well as preventing PowerPoint output.
  • Fixed issue where invalid song overhead ordering items was preventing PowerPoint files from being created.
  • Fixed issue where songs with brackets in the title were not being displayed correctly on the selected items list on the overhead display dialog.
  • Fixed some font size layout issues on the CCLI update dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where popup helpers were being displayed whtn the OHD Options dialog was opened.

Version 30 September 2016

  • Updated the CCLI song download facility to work with the most recent website updates.
  • Fixed error when attempting to create thumbnail images of zero length files (these files will now be ignored).
  • Better error handling when creating thumbnail images.
  • Better positioning of 'Global image' link on the Overhead Display dialog.
  • The 'Copyright' label on the song detail entry page was being truncated when using the 'Modern Larger' font.
  • Updated NSIS installer software to the latest version.

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Version 18 July 2016

  • Added ability to change the font size and icon/menu widths, to help with visibility on large displays and usibility on touch devices.
  • Added a "ChordPro" song import routine, so entire songs saved in ChordPro format can be imported.
  • Added CCLI reporting fields to the CSV import facility.
  • Improved reliability of the CSV import routine.
  • Added ability to remember the choice from data conflicts during import functions.
  • Added "Text encoding" to the Options dialog, to control the text encoding when read import files and when creating export files.
  • Output to Powerpoint was not including the correct verse sequences.
  • Removed tool tip from the "Display" column on the CCLI download window.
  • Stability improvements to the CCLI download window.
  • Double-clicking of column headings on the Email History dialog would cause a program fault.
  • Columns on all reports will now auto-size to their content.
  • Updated CCLI icons.
  • Sorting of text fields will now ignore spaces when determining sort order.
  • Updated SQLite DB version to 1.0.101
  • Updated installer with an improved .NET checking system.

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Version 28 October 2015

  • Next and Prev buttons were not working on the CCLI download page.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Code refactoring.

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Version 21 July 2015

  • Further fixes to the process of downloading songs from CCLI Song Select.

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Version 14 July 2015

  • Fixed an issue with downloading songs from CCLI Song Select in some regions.
  • Added ability to import chord information from "ChordPro" files. Right-click on the chord entry area and select "Import from ChordPro file..." to use.
  • Fixed some issues with chord sheet transposing. Spaces and bar indicators are not transposed anymore but are included where specified.
  • Added titles to some dialog boxes.
  • Help file updates.

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Version 11 May 2015

  • Pressing Ctrl+C on the Chord entry sheet when text has been highlighted will now copy that text to the clipboard.
  • Fixed a bug with reading overhead display colour values, where sometimes it would fail to read stored values if certain other settings weren't set.

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Version 7 May 2015

  • Fixed an issue with overhead displays, where an OHD order item that doesn't exist in the song could cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue where double-clicking or right-clicking on the meeting items list when the list is empty would cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue on the Sync Conflict form, where clicking in certain parts of the grid would cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue on the CCLI References dialog, where right-clicking on parts of the data grid would cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue on the CCLI Update dialog, where right-clicking on parts of the data grid would cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue on the Reports dialog, where right-clicking on parts of the data grid would cause a program fault.
  • Fixed an issue on the "Select Contact" dialog, where right-clicking on a blank entry, or a part of the list that doesn't contain a contact, would cause a program fault.
  • On the CCLI Song Download dialog, the CCLI reference number and copyright fields were not being automatically populated, and therefore the download link would not download the song.
  • Code refactoring and cleanup.

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Version 10 April 2015

  • Fixed an issue when displaying PowerPoint files in an overhead sequence, where the slideshow would not be correctly sized and centred on the main window. Also, at the end of the slideshow, a page was being skipped in the overhead sequence.
  • The Foldback display will now take a snapshot of the mainscreen during a PowerPoint presentation every 2 seconds.

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Version 30 March 2015

  • Fixed an issue with exporting an overhead sequence to PowerPoint, where an invalid PowerPoint file was being created if no background images were set (either a default or specific ones).
  • Fixed an issue where a song with no background or gradient (that is, a solid colour) was causing a PowerPoint export to be invalid.
  • Fixed an issue with the PowerPoint export, where the line at the bottom, above the copyright information, was occassionally being drawn over the top of the copyright information, particularly if the CCLI song number and song title were included in the copyright information.

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Version 18 March 2015

  • Fixed an issue with some layout code that was causing a program fault.

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Version 17 March 2015

  • Fixed a bug a verse of only 1 line was causing the foldback display to generate a program fault.
  • Added the foldback display help page to the help file contents.

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Version 17 March 2015

  • Revamped foldback display now includes a clock, the time remaining on media files or a countdown timer, the next line of the next verse, and the title of the next item in the order of service. Also, the foldback display background is forced to black with no images or gradients, making it clearer for song leaders to see.
  • A number of bugs were discovered with having a foldback display and front of house display running at the same time. All of these have now been fixed.
  • Changed the "Global CCLI Data Update" form to be the "Bulk Data Updates" form, and moved it to the Admin menu. The form can now do updates to groups, bookmarks and song themes. So, for example, if you want to add a group or a theme to lots of songs, you can now do it in one step, rather than having to go though each song one at a time and add the group or theme individually.
  • Fixed an issue with overhead displays, where Ctrl+Down and Ctrl+Up were not working to move to the next or previous songs.
  • Better error handling when running Powerpoint presentations in an overhead display. The program will now check that the Powerpoint file exists before trying to run it, and any errors that occur while running it will be displayed on the same monitor as the control window.
  • After entering a search phrase into the simple search box, and pressing enter to perform the search, the focus will now stay in the textbox, allowing the user to quickly enter a new search. Pressing enter a second time will move the focus to the list.
  • Fixed a bug when deleting contacts, songs or resources that have not been synced. A program fault would occur.
  • Fixed an issue where meeting templates were appearing in some meeting lists (for example, on the email dialog).
  • Fixed an issue where songs included in meeting templates were being counted in their usage statistics.
  • Updated the "General song popularity listing" report, to exclude songs included in meeting templates.
  • Fixed issue with uploading CCLI statistics where public domain items have print, digital, record or translation counts. A program fault would occur.
  • When printing reports, a "Font size" option has been added to the preview dialog to help control the layout of the reports. Also, the question about centering the report has been removed, and replaced with a toolbar button on the preview dialog.
  • Improved titles of reports by including more of the parameters chosen (ie."in last 48 months")
  • Pressing "Escape" on the Help window will now close it.
  • Updated the advanced search button icon.
  • Help file updates.

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Version 3.1 history