The information that is given on the Phoenician Christian Music is not exact but what all information could be gathered is given in this article about the Phoenician music. The Phoenician music must have sounded like that what information could be collected from the music that survives today.The Greek and the Roman music as wells as the Christian Church music had great influence on the Phoenician Christian music.
It had great impact on the holy people in the churches. We come to know about the culture of early Christianity that it comes from the Near East as it is given in the music that was sung in the praise of Christians.
The people had converted into Jewish and Phoenician who were the first to adopt the Christian music during the Apostolic Age. This music was a combination of Hebrew and Phoenician music. Though it is very difficult to find out what the ancient times music may have sounded like but still we are able to find some phrases of the Phoenician music that was sung in the praises of the Christians in the Church.
The songs that were sung in the Church were in the form of public worship of some churches of the eastern rites. The holy songs in the Syrac of the Eastern Catholic Church may have sounded somewhat like the Phoenician music. A famous Lebanese singer namely Fairouz who sung songs in the Church and was accompanied by the famous chamber orchestra.
Though it is very difficult to get all the information on Phoenician music but still we have found out that ma major Lebanese singer called Pascale Sakr performed for the first time in the Church in the praise of lords and his collections are still available there at few places. She has a large collection of her songs like the songs sung on the nation and sacred songs that she composed herself and the music given to these songs were by the major Lebanese musicians.
There were a variety of musical instruments that were used in the Babylonian Empire which were like cornet, flute, harp, psaltery, dulcimer etc. Similar kinds of instruments were used from Egypt to Greece. There were different songs for different occasions like the social gatherings, holy music, weddings and functions and there was also music that was played in the Church when somebody had died.
The death ceremony were performed by the servant as he shows the death person’s coffin to all the guests and he sings ‘Gaze here, and drink and be merry, for when you die, such will you be.’ The Egyptians follow their own national customs and abandon completely the foreign usages.
They sing songs all by themselves and produce music which is also not influenced by the western music. This was one of the things that surprises us completely that they did not use the western music at all. As Maneros was the only son of the king of Egypt and so when he died the musicians created a different music as he was honoured by the Egyptians with their durge like strains and in this way they got their first and only melody.