1. Virtual Cantor
Great site with mp3's of nearly everything. This should always be the first stop. His nusach can be unique, at times, and he has great melodies that are hard to find elsewhere.
Note: many tracks contain many different parts, which may not be obvious; Birkat Hamazon under Friday Night at Home, no additions for Shabbat or Yom Tov
In Italian. Huge archive of Italian recordings, including Italian laining, Italian nusach, and classes. There's a lot more there than I've been able to properly categorize, especially without an Italian siddur, so the notes below are (and will probably always be) incomplete.
Note: includes two recordings of the Haggadah according to the Italian and Libyan traditions, though only the Italian one is complete
A huge and fairly comprehensive collection of German-tradition nusach recordings by a Marcel Lang. There's nusach for everything, and sometimes even several different versions. This site is superlatively good for Friday night recordings and has several unique tracks like the Purim Kiddush!
Note: includes the entire seder in two big recordings
4. Constantine Tefilot
Quite a few recordings of the Constantine nusach (Sephardic), including Torah reading, Hallel, the Haggadah, and various other songs and blessings.
5. Torah For Me/123Torah (from Mechon Meir)
A surprisingly large collection of audio classes, including model complete seders, songs (including actually teaching the songs) and blessings, stuff like that. It's basically an open directory structure, and it's just filled with stuff. It even has correct laining for Job, Proverbs, and Psalms! I should mention that there's much more in here than I can categorize myself, so if I missed anything, let me know! There are many recordings under Songs that I don't immediately recognize, so if you're looking for something in particular, it could be here. There are also many videos of classes which include songs and nusach at the main site.
Note: includes multiple model seders that include some singing in the midst of a class, under Holidays and Fasts/Pesach; there are examples of nusach as well
6. Ashkenazi/Sefardi Torah Leining/Reading and Tehilim MP3 Audio
Not what I'm interested in -- until "More Cantorial", where you'll find a Haggadah recording of Cantor Pinchas Rabinowitz with a whole bunch of new tunes. Awesome. Would totally rock if it didn't have blinking animated GIFs.
Note: just the sung parts, but there are a LOT of less familiar sung parts and new melodies here
7. Siddur Audio
Also a great site with quite a bit, from the Conservative tradition. It has most of the Haggadah, as well as melodies for a lot of things on Shabbat and weekdays (all in streaming format). My second stop.
8. Darkei Avoteinu Min Hamaarev
In Hebrew. A site with Moroccan videos and such. Most are on YouTube, but it's fairly extensive. There are bakashot, Shabbat piyutim, etc.
Note: under Piyutei Pesach, there's a category for Mimouna, the dinner the night after Pesach
9. Sephardic Pizmonim Project
A very thorough archive of pizmonim from Syria that also explains the maqam system, featuring the standard book of Syrian pizmonim and several auxiliary books, with integrated recordings and even videos.
Note: includes one very long recording of the Haggadah
10. União Israelita Shel Guemilut Hassadim
This is a shul (the oldest shul, in fact) in Rio de Janeiro, so the site and directions are in Portuguese. The nusach is Morrocan Sephardic, which is a different musical paradigm than what you see in Ashkenazi congregations: it's repetitive nusach with few melodies. Much of the recordings are beautiful CDs for listening rather than straight nusach. By way of translation, you can find recordings of Psalms, Kabbalat Shabbat (CD), the Kedusha set to a wide variety of beautifully recorded tunes (CD), Slichot (CD), the Mishna, Megilat Esther, the Haggadah (though there is no singing that I can tell, just chanting), and weekday nusach.
Note: not a single melody, I think
In French. It's in Flash, so wait for it to load; you can listen to the entire Torah and haftarah chanted. If the interface is a bit wonky, don't worry, "telecharger" means "download". On the right side are recordings of other things, like Esther, Tehilim (including an instructional pdf on Taamei Emet, in French), Shir Hashirim, a Haggadah full of ululation (the Haggadah stops about halfway and then the songs start, including an Arabic Chad Gadya), some Slichot, and taamei hamikra.
12. Passover Sing Along
Many songs from the Haggadah, including some less usual ones, and often many tunes -- four for Mah Nishtanah! Includes some things in English for young children, too. Has an extensive Hallel (no nusach, though), a melody for Vay'chi Bachatzi Halailah, four for Adir Hu, etc.
13. London Sephardi Congregational Melodies
This is really, really cool. It's a very complete resource for London Sephardic nusach. This main site focuses on congregational melodies, but it links to Shaar Hashamayim for the chanting and the London Sephardi Choir Archive for choral recordings. Here, I consider them all together.
Note: Moroccan; very few things are sung rather than chanted; does not include Nirtzah songs
14. Shir Halev
Great site with lots of Chasidic recordings of melodies! Has a section for Sephardic and Chasidic melodies, too. Click on the download links to listen in your browser if the player doesn't work.
15. Beth El (Sudbury, MA)
A Reform synagogue with trope lessons, prayers, and some songs, including Haggadah stuff. Much of it is more song than nusach with simple songs that may even involve clapping and English.
16. Recorded Liturgy - Rabbi Josh
Excellent source for Pesach, high holidays, Shabbat morning, and festivals. Big .wav files, but the nusach is really good.
17. Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)
Very well-chanted recordings of the weekday maariv and shacharit, Shabbat morning, and Shabbat mincha services. Includes V'hi Noam, the additions for Saturday night! There are also Pesach and High Holiday recordings under "Music". Temple Emanuel used to have an old site with Shabbat morning recordings as well. Those recordings are still available there, though the rest of the site no longer exists.
Note: includes lots and lots of songs, including several in different languages, as well as multiple melodies for common passages (including a Shalom Secunda kiddush)
18. Chizuk Amuno Congregation
A nice and rather extensive synagogue resource, including Haggadah nusach, a big set of Youtube videos, other Shabbat sound files, trope, and bentsching.
19. Greenburgh Hebrew Center
A set of recordings including quite a bit from the seder. The recordings are on different pages under "Worship", including under Junior Congregation.
Note: under Seder Songs; includes Havdalah for Pesach
20. Digital Haggadah
A recording of the Haggadah. The difference between the nusachim and speeds is JUST pronunciation and speed; "Shir HaMaalot (Fast)" and "Shir HaMaalot (Slow)", for example, are the same melody, with different speeds. Different nusach from Virtual Cantor and Siddur Audio.
21. Sephardic Hazzanut Project
This is a project by Faraj Samra to preserve and present Sephardic chazanut (the title probably gave that away, didn't it?). It's actively growing and receiving regular updates, so this information may soon be out of date. It contains Torah, haftarah, and Tehilim readings, and a very large chunk of the siddur (including melodies sometimes).
22. Invitation to Piyut
In Hebrew (the English version has the same stuff, but not everything has been translated). Absolutely wonderful collection of piyutim (and regular blessings and psalms too, if you look hard enough) from all over the world. It's extensive and constantly updated.
24. Shituf Piyut
In Hebrew. It's a site where users can upload their own recordings of piyutim and make their own piyut-centered pages. There's a ton of stuff on here, in various traditions (emphasis on Moroccan and Yemenite, but there's Ashkenazi as well), with a LOT of non-piyut recordings as well; it's affiliated with Invitation to Piyut, so you know it's good. However, unlike its relative, browsing for anything is an absolute nightmare, since within each occasion, they're ordered by *date*. However, there's much more than just piyutim -- there's laining and tefilah as well, but you have to dig. There's a Google-powered search engine too, which helps.
25. 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: under Music
26. Torah Media Atlanta
A site with audio of shiurim -- and a whole lot of nusach!
Rabbi Menashe Goldberger: Under Jewish Prayer, you can find pretty much complete weekday shacharit, shabbat Kabbalat Shabbat/maariv/shacharit/musaf/minchah, and festival maariv/shacharit/Hallel/musaf. There's Shabbat Rosh Chodesh musaf AND weekday Rosh Chodesh musaf. The Birkat Achrona tracks are only spoken. Some of the services here have unlabeled tracks, but it's easy to find stuff anyway. There are also Haggadah songs and Chanukah blessings.
Rabbi Moshe Hiller: Complete Esther and haftarah blessings.
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder: Leining for most of the year, including the entire Torah, Ruth, Esther, and Eichah.
Zohar Killian: Some recordings of the Camp Kesher song, V'zot Habrachah, and Chanukah blessings.
27. Torat Adonai T'mimah
A very thorough resource of beautiful Moroccan nusach recordings, including Tehilim, Esther, a lot of High Holiday and Slichot, complete Shabbat services, the Haggadah, Ruth, Azharot, Kohelet, Eichah (check the bar right above the navigation sidebar), and much of Tish'ah B'av (some kinot are missing). It's absolutely great, except that things are completely unlabeled!
28. National Library of Israel -- Music
In Hebrew -- there's an English page but it has a lot less stuff, so don't use it! Some selections from the library, some of them very nice! They reside at "Compilations", and they span a variety of Jewish musical traditions. Unfortunately, not all of them work at the moment.
Note: includes an interesting melody for Psalm 136; that same file has a lot of other unlabeled stuff on it as well
29. Paul Kowarsky
A cantor's website with some excellent instructional recordings as well as plenty of concert and record tracks of chazanut and other music.
Note: it's one big file, but there are a lot of interesting melodies; looks like it was digitized from a vinyl record
In French. They sell CD's, but they also have videos and recordings, neatly categorized, including recordings and videos mostly from the Syrian and Tunisian traditions, often with the text as well. Recordings and videos range from traditional to accompanied and produced.
31. Rabbi Robert Scheinberg's page
It's a blog, but the music links on top have a pretty nice variety of nusach and melodies. Very much in progress at the moment. The high holiday recordings are in very large files, though, so it's a bit hard to find what you want in them, but they're very good.
32. Chivte Israel
In French. A Sephardic (Tunisian and Moroccan) synagogue in Paris that includes, among other things, a course on chazanut and piyutim, with a website containing quite a few recordings in Tunisian, Egyptian, and Yerushalmi traditions. There are a lot of bakashot, some Haggadah recordings, and a few other items.
33. Temple Emanu-El (NYC)
A large liberal New York synagogue. The links on the sidebar include a recording of a seder, with piano accompaniment, where there are some very pretty English songs and many English readings in addition to the standard Hebrew tunes. There are also Chanukah blessings, Shabbat blessings (audio under Life Cycles->Bar and Bat Mitzvah, as well as under Wosrhip->Music at Emanu-El), and more.
34. Terre d'Israel
In French. A website with information about observances of Francophone Jews; it includes a few recordings and videos under their respective holidays and under Radio Tv.
Note: includes sthe same Haggadah recordings as the other sites, with Jo Amar and Natan Cohen
35. Beth Israel (Andover, MA)
A Conservative synagogue; there are recordings for various blessings as well as haggadah tunes and a full weekady maariv.
36. The Karaite Jews of America
This is the website of the Karaite Jews of America, which is a group of Jews that follows a very different tradition from Rabbinical Jews. This particular Karaite community uses an Egyptian nusach. There are some YouTube videos at the site, as well as two recordings that appear to be complete Saturday morning services. The plugin was giving me difficulty, but you can find the link by looking at the source pretty easily. You can also find a complete Karaite Haggadah, a count of the Omer (only the first day so far), and various holiday songs at the Holidays section of the site.
37. An Old Country Passover
Much of the Haggadah chanted in a very old style; this is probably not useful to someone who wants to lead a modern seder, but it's interesting nonetheless. Note that "Na'ar Hayiti" is missing in the file list.
Note: very different, but still recognizable as Ashkenazi (for example, Mah L'cha Hayam and Shochen Ad)
38. 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.
There is a lot here! There are melodies and accompanied recordings for many things, and not so much nusach. If you aren't familiar with Chabad, you'll find exciting combinations here, like using the Hoshia et Amecha tune for the R'tzeh paragraph in the Birkat Hamazon. A fantastic resource.
41. London Sephardi Music
A whole bunch of Sephardic recordings. If it's similar to the Liturgical Music of Shaar Hashamayim website, it's because it's made by the same person! The content is different, though, and there's a lot more detail in some of the pages, including texts of prayers and piyutim. [Jewish Table Singing](https://sites.google.com/site/jewishtablesinging/) is a sister site and features many of the same recordings.
Note: includes a selection under Pesach
43. Horovitz Tunes
A site dedicated to the memory of Ronny Horvitz and his melodies from Frankfurt. Contains taamim for Torah and haftarah, some Esther,
Note: includes a melody for Vay'hi Vachatzi Halay'lah, a tune inside the Yishtabach paragraph, a tune for Ps. 136
45. Temple Beth Sholom -- Miami Beach
A series of recordings in various places on the website. At Worship-Lifecycle - Shabbat - Shabbat Prayer Recordings, there are several recordings of the prayers being read one word at a time, but some of them do go into song eventually. By the way, there are more than 10 recordings on that page, but you have to click on the number select to show them. Many don't even have actual recordings. Under Music at TBS, though, there are a LOT of great cantorial recordings (including for Shabbat), most with talking before them.
46. New North London Synagogue
A few Shabbat, Pesach, and Rosh Hashanah melodies, though the site is very much in progress. Pesach files are spread over a few different pages, and currently, some of the links don't work (though most do).
47. Chabad Kids
The kids section of the Chabad website, which has several songs for holidays and other occasions, as well as original children's songs about the Torah and other Jewish themes.
A collection of seder melodies, zemirot, and other songs, along with transcribed sheet music, with many different melodies per song. A nice treasure trove, since most sites only have one melody for each thing, but the audio controls are very fussy.
49. Tremont Street Shul (Cambridge, MA)
Hey, it's my non-denominational shul! It's a page that lists page numbers on different siddurim, but it also has Shabbat recordings in .wav and .mp3 formats for some stuff. In particular, it has things from the Torah service, which is hard to find (though not everything).
A bunch of recordings of Haggadah songs exists here.
NOTE: The old site, with the recordings, is still here.
In French. A very interesting site about Tunisian Jewry that occasionally has some old recordings, like at the Pesach page from 2014. Unfortunately, finding recordings on the site is exceptionally difficult, but there are some! Note that they recently started using a new layout, but the older pages are still in the old layout; if a link takes you to a page straight out of the 90's, that's OK!
In French. A blog dedicated to the preservation of old vinyl records, including North African music. Searching by tags yields a few Algerian and Moroccan Jewish artists, but the only liturgical recordings are Jo Amar's Haggadah de Pessach, 1ère partie and 2ème partie.
52. Rabbi Jon's Website and Blog
A few Shabbat melodies, but the links don't work right now. There's also a page of seder melodies, and those are all good, even if the singing is a bit rough around the edges. "Friday Night Jam" has sheet music for Ana B'choach and Tzadik Katamar.
53. Sfatai R'nanot
In Hebrew. This is an institute for the preservation of the traditions of Libyan Jews, and there are TONS of recordings WITH text! Oh, and they're all neatly organized from the side menu.
54. Shaar Binyamin
In Hebrew -- the versions of the page in Spanish and in English are still under construction and do not have all of the features of the Hebrew. This site contains extensive recordings and teachings of the Damascus Sephardic tradition, and there are actually quite a few of them. However, the interface is diffcult to use.
55. Nigunei Modzitz
In Hebrew. The English language Modzitz site may be old and have RealAudio files, but the Israeli site has all the music! The site's English section is apparently under construction, but the Hebrew section is easily navigable (especially with Google Translate). There are melodies for various zemirot and blessings, as well as many, many niggunim. Some recordings are instrumental only, some are sung with accompaniment, some are just sung.
56. Temple Emanu-El (San Jose, CA)
A Reform synagogue. Go to "Worship" at the top and go to "Songs & Prayers". There are a few songs and prayers (as the title indicates), read (with no melody) and sung (with instrumental accompaniment), in streaming Quicktime format. Mostly Reform Shabbat stuff. There's also a separate Pesach section with recordings.
NOTE: The old site, with the recordings, is still here.
Note: in the Pesach section
58. Bnai Jeshurun
A few CD's of music for Shabbat, Purim, Pesach, High Holidays, and more.
59. Tifereth Israel (New Bedford, MA)
A Conservative synagogue with recordings of Friday night, Haggadah, Chanukah, and Purim melodies, as well as several melodies for Sim Shalom.
60. JConnect Seattle
A bunch of prayers and Torah portions, including Shabbat Torah service and high holiday. NOTE: the link seems to be broken at the moment.
61. Temple Israel Center (White Plains, NY)
A Conservative synagogue with some varied Shabbat recordings. There's a complete Kabbalat Shabbat, some Shabbat morning tracks including two melodies for Ps. 136 and a Moroccan El Adon, an Algerian melody for Yayin Tov (bakashah and piyut for Shavuot and Simchat Torah), and seder melodies as well. This link contains all the melodies; the other links on the sidebar each contains a subset.
62. Sylvain's Web Page
This is a personal website straight from the 90's with RealAudio of actually a big collection of Sephardic music. It was hosted on GeoCities, but it has been saved by ReoCities, and as far as I can tell, all the subpages (except All Occasions) and .ra files work, but it might take some doing to get them to actually play -- for me, RealPlayer wasn't doing it, but MPlayer was -- and the sound quality is extremely low. There are a few MIDIs as well.
63. 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.
Note: recordings are from other places
64. Zemirot Database
A big collection of songs, focusing on zemirot and piyutim, with words, translation, and often multiple recordings (though some have none). It's not organized by occasion, so I could be off in my categorizations, but this should be a primary resource for zemirot. There are some Indian (Bene Israel) tunes, but they're all cut off after exactly one minute. Be careful, too, because a few of the recordings are sung without particular attention to pitch!
Note: includes Adir Hu, Baruch Hamakom, Chad Gadya, Dayeinu, Echad Mi Yodea, Karev Yom, Ki Lo Naeh, Mah Nishtanah, Kadesh Urchatz
65. Temple Israel of Natick
Quite a few songs and prayer melodies, including bedtime melodies and Shabbat. It looks to be in the process of reconstruction, so not all of the links have been implemented yet.
66. Music of Modzitz
A lot of nice Chasidic niggunim, many very march-like, but it's in Real Audio format, which makes it exceedingly awkward to listen to. Many of the files don't work, either.
67. Jewish Theological Seminary -- Music Collections
A few digitized music collections from the JTS library. It includes field recordings of laining (examples from most books of the Tanach, at least) from 1936-8 Israel, which are naturally very scratchy and whose titles are in Hebrew, some music from Cochin, India, and Jewish art music manuscripts. The interface, I should warn, is horrendous, as sadly befits a library website.
68. Sephardic Bikur Holim
Sephardic recordings of some prayers, with a focus on High Holidays, and the entire Torah recited.
70. Jewish Morocco
A blog with an emphasis on recordings of North African Jewish music, among other things. Unfortunately, it is a blog, so you'll have to do some digging if you want to find anything; the link goes to all posts tagged with "music". Most of the music is secular music, but you can find some music and text from the Haggadah at this post and Ki Lo Naeh, Kol Nidrei, and El Nora Alilah at this one. You can also browse the author's SoundCloud.
72. Liessin -- Músicas Tradicionais de Pessach
A Jewish school in Rio de Janeiro (that I almost went to, actually). They have a blog where occasionally some recordings are posted, though not all of them actually work. The link goes to the Pesach page, but there's also a page for Rosh Hashanah, Purim, etc.
73. Free Siddur Project
A few downloadable .mp3's; includes three different versions of Shalom Aleichem, as well as sheet music for some Haggadah songs (and .mp3's generated by the music software, not sung)
74. La Haggadah de Paque -- Joseph Bloch
A French Ashkenazic haggadah with some sheet music at the end. Includes Hodu/Ana/Adir Hu, two tunes for Ki Lo Naeh, Chasal Sidur Pesach, and two tunes for Echad Mi Yodea, one of which is in French.
75. Beth El Congregation (Pittsburgh, PA)
A Conservative synagogue with pretty good nusach stuff for Shabbat, including a very nice Hallel and Anim Zemirot. Some of the more generally named files, like Kabbalat Shabbat – Maariv and Birkot Hashachar, are actually complete services.
Note: Four Questions
In Hebrew. This is a big Judaism site that also has a bunch of recordings. Many are actually samples from Harav Levi Sudri, in the Moroccan tradition, but there are some weekday shacharit recordings as well in both Sephardic and Ashkenazic nusach. There's some sheet music as well; in particular, you can find [sheet music for z'mirot](http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/shabat/zmirot/tohen-2.htm) at some of these pages.
78. Isaac Asoze
The site of a Sephardic cantor with a large selection of recordings, including videos of Hoshana Rabbah. Unfortunately, much of it is in Real Audio format.
Note: includes Mah Nishtanah
79. Ansche Chesed -- Hazzan's Page
A bunch of nice recordings (that need to be downloaded) of Pesach tunes, Shirat Hayam, Chanukah blessings, Shabbat, and more. Some have beautiful piano accompaniment!
Note: includes Miriam Han'viah along with Eliyahu Hanavi
Various Chasidic recordings and niggunim. Has an extensive section on Ana B'choach and three versions of Shoshanat Yaakov.
Note: V'hi Sheamdah
81. Camp Ramah Jukebox
Recordings, mostly a cappella, from Camp Ramah in California. These are really cool. There are Shabbat songs, general songs, havdalah, etc. There are 6 CDs in total that you can listen to right on the site.
82. Temple Beth Elohim (Wellesley, MA)
A Reform synagogue with some very beautifully done recordings, with instrumental accompaniment. Their primary set of recordings (Congregational Music) is a bit ambiguous as to service, with chanted Avot v'Imahot and G'vurot, but then it continues with a chanted Atah Kadosh, apparently a substitute for the silent Amidah. There are some beautiful tunes there, though with a Reform flavor certainly. The B'nei Mitzvah Prayers is a set of recordings for b'nei mitzvah; it must be downloaded as a zip, but it's got a bunch of stuff (without accompaniment).
Note: includes Avadim Hayinu, Dayeinu, Eliyahu Hanavi under children's songs
83. Great Jewish Music
A site that looks stuck in the 90's (though it's not like my site is any better). It has MIDI files for some things, some .mp3 files, and some .mp3 samples, along with links to purchase the files on iTunes or Rhapsody (so it isn't actuallystuck in the 90's).
In French. A site of shiurim that also includes some recordings of nusach (Sephardic). Some are under Chabbath -> Chants du Chabbath (includes many zemirot and other piyutim), a few are under La Prière (most of the pages there are empty, though), and a few are under Les fêtes juives -> Pessa'h. Not all of the recording links work, unfortunately.
Note: includes the order of the seder and Mah Nishtanah, but the Haggadah links don't work
85. Invey Hagefen
In Hebrew. A band that performs Jewish music, with extensive samples on the page.
86. Kehilot Sharot
In Hebrew. Has various videos of piyutim and musical performances.
87. Ashlag Baroch
A few songs and prayers in a very old style (notes are difficult to hear, though). The page is in Hebrew; the headings are Shabbat, second meal of Shabbat, third meal of Shabbat, Psalms, Pesach, and Yom Kippur.
Note: Chasal Sidur Pesach
89. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
A progressive synagogue with a wide variety of recordings, including Shabbat, bar mitzvah, high holidays, and some really cool older stuff.
91. Chazanim of Alsace-Lorraine
In French. There's a bunch of information about cantors, some with RealAudio clips that I can't get to work. At the bottom, though, is sheet music for the French trope, which is cool. Also on the site is La chorale EI de Léo Cohn, with several Jewish recordings from the 1930's including Tanu Rabanan (a version of Echad Mi Yodea), Yom M'nuchah, Hatikvah, Maoz Tzur, etc.
92. Jewish Holiday MIDI Music
A site featuring many MIDI files of music for Chanukah, Pesach, and High Holidays (the Purim page is empty).
93. Cantor Jack Mendelson
A cantor's website with tracks of classic chazanut from an album, including some high holiday tracks, the Oysher Chad Gadya, and a few others.
In French. This is a French Jewish magazine, and this part of it is about Jewish customs and such. Unfortunately, most of the audio is Real Audio, which means good luck. There's Torah and haftarah here, and a few other recordings under Nos fêtes. However, I haven't been able to get anything to play.