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72 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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( 19cm long, 7.5cm wide,  3.5cm high )

Tune Description

Here is a bright German style movement, one of Sankyo's best.

While it's true that Vivaldi never wrote for a music box, his music works for it very well indeed. “The Four Seasons” is one of Vivaldi’s most popular works, and this musical movement bears that fact out. Each of the three tunes describes a different season.

In "Spring" the birds are singing in the trees and rain showers come from time to time.

In "Autumn” the leaves are changing color before winter. You can hear this in the music, if you listen hard.

"Winter”: now it is very cold outside. The snow is falling on the houses. You should put on your warmer clothing because of this cold weather.

72 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 72 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.

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The Four Seasons

Spring Hear Full Tune
A. Vivaldi

Autumn Hear Full Tune
A. Vivaldi

Winter Hear Full Tune
A. Vivaldi

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US $500

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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 by

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