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50 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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( 15cm long, 7.5cm wide,  3.5cm high )

Tune Description

This musical movement has a very bright tone, indeed. It almost sounds like orchestra bells. In some ways, it reminds me of the type of music box that one might find in Austria. You might say it has a style all of it's own.

Schubert would have been very happy indeed with this musical arrangement of "The Trout". The song is a theme with variations. In this arrangement only the theme is played (no variations here), but it is still quite nice indeed. The music is like a stream you might see in the country on a summer day.

"Swan Lake" is also very beautiful. The arrangement is in the same key as the original score, which is something you seldom find in music box arrangements. “Swan Lake” has a very intriguing melody line indeed. This music box arrangement really brings it out very well.

50 Note Movement

This 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.

Customer Testimony

"I simply want to take this opportunity to express how fortunate I think I am that I selected them…"
- johnvankesteren

The Trout Hear Full Tune
F. Schubert

The Swan Lake Hear Full Tune
P.I. Tchaikovsky

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US $390


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September 10th, 2018

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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 by

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