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Selihot - Ben Adam Ma Lecha Nirdam - סליחות בן אדם מה לך נרדם

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It goes without saying that the moment the words of Ben Adam Ma Lecha Nirdam are chanted, the heart starts pumping a bit faster. Here are two melodies for your learning pleasure.

Traditional Sephardic Melody


Traditional Spanish Moroccan Melody

Selihot YeIruni Rayonai - סליחות יעירוני רעיוני

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Still part of the opening songs of Selihot, this hymn is sung before Ashre and followed by ה' צבאות יושב הכרובים.

Selihot Yashen al Teradam - סליחות ישן אל תרדם

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French Moroccan 
Spanish Moroccan

Here is the piyut Yashen al Teradam in both French and Spanish Moroccan melodies. The French melody to this song is the same melody Spanish Moroccan Jews use to sing Ya Shema Evyonecha (to be posted later).

Haftara Re'e - הפטרת ראה

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Haftarat Re'e is recited even when Rosh Hodesh falls out on Shabbat. This is because we don't want to miss one of the seven haftarot of nehama (consolation).

French Moroccan



Spanish Moroccan

Haftara Rosh Hodesh - הפטרת ראש חודש

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French Moroccan
Spanish Moroccan

Pesuke Dezimra (weekday) complete - פסוקי דזמרה (חול) שלם

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Pesuke Dezimra Part One (Hodu until Lamnatzeah)
Pesuke Dezimra Part Two (Baruch Sheamar until Yishtabah)
I have recorded the weekday pesuke dezimra in two parts. The first part is from Hodu until Hashem Melech (lamnatzeah). The second part is from Baruch Sheamar until Yishtabah.
This recording was sung fast because it was meant for weekday reading. Nevertheless, I did sing Hashem Melech, Baruch Sheamar and Yishtabah.
The chapters of Tehilim beginning with Ashre followed by the Haleluyahs are also recited quickly and Be'ezrat Hashem, I will have them recorded more slowly in the near future. In the meantime you can just slow down the playback on YouTube.
I must note that most synagogues don't sing Hashem Melech, Baruch Sheamar and Yishtabah on a regular weekday unless there is some sort of simha in the synagogue. Usually, it is just read.
Kol Tuv,