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50 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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

Tune Description

The sound this musical movement produces is a little bit thinner in texture than most; therefore there is a difference in the effect of the music in general. The movement does not sound like a Swiss or German music box movement, but is more like the musical instrument known as a Celeste.

The "Nocturne" in this arrangement is more melodic. There is not as much emphasis on accompaniment as would normally be the case. The melody line of "Nocturne" comes across quite clearly.

The effect of the "Valse" or "Waltz" here is like a soft rain or shower in the spring. The music is almost like a mist or dew on the ground in the morning. The music paints a picture of someone watering their flowers.

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

Nocturne op. 9 no. 2 Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

Valse op. 64 no. 1 "Petit Chien" Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

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US $390


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January 6th, 2020

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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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