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Sometimes people read some verses in Ester and other books in a different cantillation. For example, in Ester, some read the verse of "אשר הגלה מירושלים" to the tune of Eichah, and the Mishnah Brurah 690:52 says to read "בלילה ההוא נדדה שנת המלך" loudly. Similarly, in Haftaras Chazon (the haftarah for Devarim), some read most of it in the tune of Eichah.

Is there a complete or partial list of the changes in cantillation for readings?

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@msh210 I have never heard anyone who didn't read it that way. – b a Feb 24 '13 at 5:47
for the last two of your three examples at least, I've heard someone who didn't read it that way. I think for the first also. But feel free to revert if you think that's best. (+1, incidentally.) – msh210 Feb 24 '13 at 5:48
The Mishnah Brurah 690:52 says to raise your voice for the second example I gave (I guess some congregations don't have that custom). – b a Feb 24 '13 at 5:53
Thanks for the cite. I've added it in. – msh210 Feb 24 '13 at 6:03

There are some good websites that discuss the various cantilations, or trope. Wikepedia has a good discussion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantillation , there are other sites which explain the various trope.

In summary, the basic trope we use are:

Torah - year round; Torah - special for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur; Haftorah - year round; Megilla Esther; Eicha - also used for the haftorah preceeding tisha b'av (haftorah d'vorim, shabbos chazon); The Megillot read on the three festivals, Shir hashirim on Pesach, Ruth on Shavous, and Koheles on Succos.

There are also differences between Ashkenaz, Sephardic, etc. I have also heard other traditions. For example, we have one person from South Africa who uses a trope totally different from the standard Ashkenaz I learned.

Hope this answers your question.

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I think the OP is asking for places where specific verses or passages have a different trope than the normal trope for that sefer/setting. – Charles Koppelman May 8 '13 at 16:03

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