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72 Note Nidec/Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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

Tune Description

Here is another Swiss-sounding movement. The tone is somewhat bright, (though not as bright as some of the others) and works well for the music of Chopin. Generally we do not think of Chopin on a music box, but now, here he is.

"Till The End of Time" is not the original title of that song, but is actually a Polish dance known as the “Polonaise”. The music is wonderful however, and very intriguing. It fits the 72-note movement very nicely. If you listen hard, you will hear chromatic scales at the beginning of the melody. I hope Sankyo someday produces this dance tune in 3 parts on a 72-note movement.

The Etude “Tristesse” was written as a study having to do with the harmonic tones of the piano. Nonetheless, it is beautiful in this music box arrangement.

The “Impromptu” is another beautiful piano piece that Chopin wrote, and works very well for this musical movement. A recent title for the “Impromptu” is "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows”.

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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Till the End of Time Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

Tristesse Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

Fantaisie-Imprompt Hear Full Tune
F.F. Chopin

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