High Holiday Melody Guide

Welcome to my new library of Congregational melodies for the High Holidays. Below is a list of several melodies from the different services of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that help to create our prayer experience. For many of us, the sounds of these melodies are like the shofar call — a yearly reminder that it is time to gather once again as a community and re-establish our relationship with God.

As your Cantor it is my hope that we can share this musical experience of the High Holidays by singing many of these beautiful melodies together as a congregation. Your collective voices have the power to lift the spiritual nature of our services and make these High Holy Days memorable ones for our entire community.

Wishing you a New Year filled with Health, Happiness and Peace,
Cantor Asa


Top Ten Holiday Melodies Other Notable Holiday Melodies

1. Areshet S'fateinu

1. Barchu

2. Avinu Malkeinu

2. Shema

3. B'rosh HaShanah

3. Yimloch

4. B'sefer Hayyim

4. Tiku Vachodesh

5. M'chalkeil Hayyim

5. Kidush/Melech Al Kol Haaretz

6. Mi Chamocha

6. Echad

7. Musaf Hatzi Kaddish

7. Gadlu

8. U'netaneh Tokef

8. L'cha Adonai

9. Yigdal

9. Eitz Chaim

10. Zochreinu

10. Hayom Harat Olam


Erev Rosh Hashanah:



Mi Chamocha


Tiku Vachodesh

Hatzi Kaddish

Kidush/Melech Al Kol Haaretz



Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Torah Service:
Shema Echad
Gadlu L'cha Adonai
Eitz Chayyim  


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Musaf:
Hatzi Kaddish Musaf Zochreinu
M'chalkeil Unetaneh Tokef
Areshet S'fateinu B'Rosh HaShanah
B'Sefer Hayyim Hayom Harat Olam
Melech Al Kol Haaretz  


Erev Yom Kippur:
Mi Chamocha Yimloch
Ki Vayom Hazeh Hatzi Kaddish
Ki Anu Amecha Ashamnu
Avinu Malkeinu Yigdal

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or would like a CD of these songs. I can be reached at [email protected].