This is my personal list of sites with mp3 and other recordings of nusach and Jewish liturgy. I collected these links because I am deeply interested in the music of Jewish liturgy, and I want to learn every melody there is for everything. I am not likely to ever reach this impossible goal, but this list is my attempt at it, at least!
These resources are arranged by an algorithm that considers how extensive a resource the resource is in each area. This consideration is subjective, but if you are looking for a particular High Holiday tune, you are more likely to find it toward the top of the High Holiday page than the bottom. Resources in gray boxes contain significant non-Ashkenazi nusach, in some cases alongside Ashkenazi nusach and in other cases to its exclusion.
Keep posted, since I add new resources to this list from time to time. I am also working on a larger project, NusachDB, to collect the melodies themselves. If you know of any useful sites not on this list, or notice a miscategorization, please let me know at email@example.com. Notable missing (or not well-covered) recordings include the Saturday night portions of Maariv, Kiddush Levanah, the Hoshanot of Sukkot, the Hakafot and Chatan Torah passages of Simchat Torah, the Al Hanisim paragraph in the Amidah and Birkat Hamazon of Chanukah, Purim, and Yom Haatzmaut (in the Conservative tradition, anyway), the Haggadah chanting of the Magid and others, and, of course, any less famous melodies for well-covered services like Kabbalat Shabbat and Hallel. If you know of any sites with these, please send them along, or hey, record them yourself if you'd like!
Click "Catalogued recordings" to see which recordings or sheet music in a particular site have been added to NusachDB. For the foreseeable future, these do not represent the totality of recordings for most sites, but the lists will get more complete with time.
Please enjoy this list and may it increase your learning.
See my own recording and sheet music for the Haggadah.
1. Beth Emeth
You don't find recordings of the gabbai calls very often, but here you go, calling the first aliyah in almost every conceivable scenario! Also has the normal Shabbat morning stuff. I found that the player doesn't work, but the links link to the mp3 directly and those are fine.
A site to teach the Shabbat services. There are multiple versions of many things, interesting melodies, and it's rather thorough.
3. Temple Emanu-El Providence
Weekday and some Shabbat recordings.
Note: detailed explanation of calling a Kohen or bat Kohen for an aliyah
4. Beit Hashofar
A messianic congregation's collection of recorded liturgy. It's a pretty good collection! It actually includes Al Hanisim for Purim in the Birkat Hamazon, as well as stuff for Shabbat, weddings, Pesach, and much more.
5. Het Levisson Instituut
This is a big collection of very musical Dutch Jewish nusach, including sheet music in many cases. It covers many services, including weekday, Shabbat, chag, and High Holidays, with multiple versions at times. This is a very extensive resource. The nusach is in large part compatible with the common Eastern European nusach, and a large number of lectures are provided on the subject as well. The sheet music uses Dutch transliteration, however, so it will look funny to English speakers!
6. Hazzan Rob Menes
A cantor's website with a nice full section of recordings. Most of them are under Ritual Resources, especially under Services, but a few are under Music instead, including motif samples from High Holidays and scanned wedding music. Under Ritual Resources -> Torah -> Special, you can also find the Megilot, including Kohelet.
Note: includes V'yaazor under Ritual Resources -> Services
7. Shearith Israel
The first congregation in America! It's in the Spanish and Portuguese tradition, and it contains a wealth of recordings, including a complete Shabbat morning service, complete weekday services, complete parshiyot, and much more.
8. Congregation Agudath Sholom -- Cantor Wollheim
Weekday nusach and high holiday recordings. The site is Flash-based and will not work with a Flash blocker. Interestingly enough, the menus at the top of the page are somewhat inconsistent, and a set of recordings for their junior congregation is difficult to find but present. That set has plenty of Shabbat, festival Amidah, and Hallel recordings as well as a large number of Torah readings, though the recordings are in alphabetical order.
9. Temple Beth El Aptos
The whole Saturday morning service, along with explanations, though this shul doesn't do a full Pesukei D'zimrah or repetition of the Amidah (or any of Musaf) and actually begins the service with Modeh Ani and Mah Tovu.
10. Seder Chazzanut Amsterdam
Dutch Sephardic nusach, in old recordings, for scattered parts of weekdays, Shabbat, holidays, etc. Most pages are in Dutch, but Google translates them well enough.
11. Yeshiva Kesser Torah
A collection of videos of the instructor chanting a lot of nusach (using nusach Sfard), including Shabbat, High Holidays, and even Simchat Torah. There are many interesting tunes throughout the videos! The Nigunim section contains only samples of tracks, though.
Note: includes calling a Kohen to the Torah
12. Tufts Hillel
Shabbat recordings. They're deliberately, but agonizingly, slow; however, they've got some hard-to-find stuff.
Note: where the gabbai calls the first Aliyah
13. Congregation Sinai (San Jose)
A synagogue with recordings for a quite complete Shabbat morning service, several tunes for High Holidays including a complete Birkot Hashachar and P'sukei D'zimrah, and Sheva Brachot.
14. E-Hazzan Blog
A series of blog posts about liturgy, usually including musical examples (though these are usually chazzanut rather than synagogue nusach). Since it's a blog, things aren't organized by subject, so my rankings may be off. There are also numerous demo excerpts from commercial CD's rather than full tracks, and many of the older posts have broken file links.