Ancient Greek Music Macedonia

The Music of Ancient Greece

Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture, both within Greece and in the diaspora, and the music of Greece is as diverse and celebrated as its history.

Greek music separates into two parts: Greek traditional music and Byzantine music, with more eastern sounds. These compositions have existed for millennia: they originated in the Byzantine period and Greek antiquity; there is a continuous development which appears in the language, the rhythm, the structure and the melody.

Here is a sample of Byzantine ecclesiastical hymns:

Sounds of Macedonia

The music of Macedonia is the music of the Greek geographic region of Macedonia, which is a part of the music of whole region of Macedonia.

There are many Macedonian folk dances, and a number of folk songs which make references to the Macedonian Struggle. Here is a sample of Greek music from the Macedonian region.

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