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72 Note Nidec/Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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

Tune Description

This musical movement is more like a powder box: delicate and Mandolin-like.

The music is soft and inviting. All three tunes are very graceful.

The Chopin waltz is in the same key as the original score, which is not often the case when it comes to music box arrangements. The music works very well, and much of the waltz has been expressed.

The arrangement of the Liszt number is nice, but rather slow. The unfortunate fact is that you don't get as much of the melody in just one part as you would if arranged in 3 parts. The melody has a wide range of possibilities. What melody is here however, is very nice indeed.

Brahms’s “Waltz” is also very nicely done. One almost pictures his or her Sweetheart dancing.

72 Note Movement

This kind of Nidec/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.

Customer Testimony

"…I can recommend them wholeheartedly…"
- johnvankesteren

Grand Waltz Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

Dream of Love Hear Full Tune
F. Liszt

Waltz Hear Full Tune
J. Brahms

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US $1070


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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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