Hi I'm looking for different traditions (and sources!) about how to properly sing these very rare trop found in the Torah exclusively in Bamidbar 35:5 Does anyone have any idea which version is better / closer to the original?
This is the ways Sefer Hanigunnim (Chabad) says it is supposed to sound:
Trop for normal laining: http://www.770live.com/En770/nigunim/nigunPlay.asp?nigunId=Dovid_Hurwitz/172.rm&gif=172
Trop for Megillas Ester: http://www.770live.com/En770/nigunim/nigunPlay.asp?nigunId=Dovid_Hurwitz/175.rm&gif=175
Karnei Farah - according to Minhag Askhenaz - is Pazer, Telisha Ketana and Telisha Gedolah together (meaning one after another). I don't have the source for that though - I heard it from a local Rav and then from a Ba'al Koreh.
As for Yerach Ben Yomo, I try to imitate the guy at http://bible.ort.org/books/cant4.asp since my teacher never taught me that one.
http://taamim.org/ has the Sephardic Ta'amim.
Regarding Ashkenazi traditions, I have compiled below the chants recorded by three early Christian humanist sources from the sixteenth century and by numerous Ashkenazi informants from around Europe.
These were brought together analyzed by Avenary in his book "The Ashkenazi Tradition of Biblical Chant between 1500 and 1900".
Here's wikimedia's version. Listen from about 41 seconds.
Is it just me, or does it remind you of the 1812 Overture? "Alpayim Ba'amah ... <CANNON BOOM!!>"
Ish Masliah Tikun Korim (these Halachot were written by HaRosh Yeshiva HaRav Meir Mazuz Shalit"a): Karne Para sounds like Pazer Gadol. Yareh Ben Yomo sounds like Shofar Holech.
The main thing you should be aware of is that a yerach Ben Yomo is a 'meshares' (was also taught that it's a long or embelished Munach - as mentioned) A Karnei Farah is a 'mafsik' & is mentioned in minchas shai & several other places as 'Pazer Gadol' - which could mean a big or long Pazer. (I was taught Pazer with Tlisha Gedolah) Regardless of how you sing it, a Karnei Farah needs to end with a mafsik, (it certainly should not end with a Tlisha Kitana-which is a meshares)