Byzantine Music is the music of the Byzantine Empire. In Byzantium, as a logical continuation of the Roman Empire and the ancient Greek culture, music had a prominent role.
For secular (non-religious) music we have very little information. On the contrary, we have been saved important information about church music, to such an extent that the term Byzantine music is often associated today – incorrectly – only with church music.
Byzantine church music comes from the ancient Greek, Syrian and Jewish religious music tradition.