50 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement
Tune DescriptionThis particular music box movement is definitely in the German style. The tone is bright and colorful, almost shimmering. When I first heard it I wanted it, right away! The harmonies are very rich indeed. It is a very nice example of a German-style music box.
There is a lot of decoration in the accompaniment of "Home Sweet Home", and the melody line is nicely intertwined.
"Green Sleeves" is not as decorated, but is still nice. It makes for a good contrast with the tune just before it.
50 Note MovementThis kind of Sankyo movement plays two or three tunes (or parts) and is made in Japan. Playing time is usually about 6 minutes. There are fifty notes (or "teeth") on the comb. There is a lot of bass sound in the comb, and the arrangements are usually very spectacular in nature. Our in-house comb machine and Rick's expertise result in Bell-Like Tuning unrivalled in new movements for decades.
Ready to ship estimate:
January 9, 2023
No International Orders
What You Get
1. If you buy one of our large music boxes together with one of our movements, we will install the movement free of charge.
2. If you buy just the movement, it ships complete with winding key, mounting screws, operating lever, an attractive tune label, and an accurate drilling template. For box-building details, refer to our Box Design & Installation Considerations.
We also stock 15mm (just over 9/16) long key extenders (necessary for box bottoms thicker than 3/8 - which we do not recommend). These are only available with the purchase of a movement. Contact us for details.
All tune arrangements are copyrighted by Nidec
Sankyo Corp. except drum codes beginning in “BMB” which are copyrighted