Is there a well-sourced, scholarly siddur/work on the siddur/website that discusses the origins of the various prayers? Where can I find it?

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    I just acquired one which has some of the info you seek in its Hebrew notes (name when I get the chance), but you might also try beureihatefila.com
    – rosends
    Mar 12 '15 at 17:38
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    @Danno's sit reference is an excellent one. I use it quite frequently. Be aware, though, that frequently some of the articles have "hidden" supplements that may be unrelated to the topic displayed on the link. While I don't know of a siddur, you might try Macy Nulman's book, Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer. (Partially visible on books.google.com/books/about/…) I studied with Cantor Nulman many years ago. His knowledge is excellent. If you don't find anything, contact the YU Belz School of Jewish Music. Ping me if you need the #.
    – DanF
    Mar 12 '15 at 17:47

Eizur Eliyahu is very scholarly, it is technically a siddur according to the nusach of the Gr"a but attempts to get the text closest to what the Gr"a had. (possibly available Here)

Also Rav Ahron Lopiansky put a sidur together called Aliyos Eliyahu, featuring notes on the bottom that trace the sources of each tefillah and its Talmudic Source


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