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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 beautiful movement contains 72 notes on its comb, or 72 teeth if you will, and beautifully plays three songs composed by Peter S. Tchaikovsky. Two of these pieces are from the "Nutcracker" while the other piece is from a children's book of music that he had written earlier, called "Album for the Young". Every time I hear this particular movement playing, I think of pleasant days gone by about my happy childhood under the Christmas tree.

"Waltz of the Flowers" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" are from the "Nutcracker". The third song is the "Solders March". When you listen to this movement, you will find the melody lines are very accurate. The "Soldiers March" is really cute and has a lilting tone.

As for the musical movement itself, the movement is scrumptious. If you have ever seen an antique music box, you will love this particular musical movement. Also, the arrangement of the music itself, is very good. Whoever buys this movement is sure to be pleased and not disappointed. Once you have heard this for yourself, I think that you'll agree with me.

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.

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March of the Toy Soldiers Hear Full Tune
P.I. Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers Hear Full Tune
P.I. Tchaikovsky

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Hear Full Tune
P.I. Tchaikovsky

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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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