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50 Note Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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

Visually Blemished Movement Description

Visually Blemished movements sound the same as unblemished movements the only difference is visual.

1/16-inch dent at right end of the cylinder

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Pictures of This Blemish May Be Available upon Request

Visual blemishes do not affect the sound quality.

Tune Description

This was my first introduction to 50-note Sankyo Bach and Vivaldi are both well represented here. This musical movement has a little bit of German style to it as well.

While it's true enough that Vivaldi never wrote specifically for a music box, "Spring" works very well in this arrangement. The music is a good description of springtime. The birds are singing in the trees.

This arrangement of "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring" also works very well. One doesn't usually think of hearing Bach Chorals on a music box, but now - here it is. The music sings as it plays along. If you listen carefully, you can hear the choral apart from the accompaniment.

I would say that this is something very original in so far as music box arrangements are concerned.

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.

The Spring Hear Full Tune
A. Vivaldi

Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring Hear Full Tune
J.S. Bach

Visually Blemished
(Musically Unblemished)


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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.
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