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[–] carnold03 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Prior to the medieval period where early music notation was made by the Monks and Clergy of the Catholic Church, no one could say definitely what music existed in Rome beyond musicians today making their own with instruments known to exist during the Roman period. I remember a few years ago I was curious to know myself and found two groups engaged in this activity. Namely Synaulia and Musica Romana are the two most prominent groups doing that. Here's a playlist on youtube, if you're curious.

Here's a more detailed encyclopedia entry on the subject of Ancient Roman Music. I imagine different groups has songs they practiced that audiences enjoyed, but for the most part improvised the bulk of it outside of that.

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[–] Scotcheggs 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think no one know what ancient roman music sounds like so it is all oddly interpretative. I only know of one decent "ancient" album and it is interpretative classical greek music by a Jewish composer.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC19BCD3D80DBE132

Not Roman though.