Music box Sound Bites of 18 note movements (mechanisms)

      Soundbites of  the most popular 18 note movements

Many of our customers have asked to hear some of the tunes that are placed in our music boxes.  We have recorded the most popular melodies from our inventory of many hundreds.  It may take a little while to download and was created without the aid of a professional sound person so please understand there maybe extraneous sounds or variances in the volume control; but, at least you will get a basic idea of what the music sounds like.

Some of the later additions are from the Nidec-Sankyo Tune List and they are note for note simulations (not the actual tonality) of the  mechanisms themselves.  In any case, we can assure you that any and all of the actual mechanisms installed in music boxes sound truly lovely in real life. 

The size of the comb describes the mechanism. in this case, 18 prongs or 18 musical tones are available to play during the course of a melody. Contrary to what might come to the mind of a novice, these mechanisms do not just play 18 notes and then stop. 
A 30 note movement with 30 prongs (or available tones) enables more musical embellishment and plays a bit longer. ....likewise a 36, 50 or 72 note movement would have a comb with 36, 50 or 72 prongs.  A 2.50 note mechanism has 2 tunes and 50 notes. The  3.72 note movements have 3 separate tunes or 3 parts of the particular music and 72 notes. 

Several of the following tunes were recorded from actual 1.18 note movements.  ( 1 tune, 18 notes)   Some new 1.22 note movements  are available.  Please let us know if you are interested.  We stock 30 and 36 note mechanisms, 50 and 72 note mechanisms ( sometimes referred to as movements, tunes or melodies) and we have soundbite libraries (or pages on our website) for each category. The Orpheus tunes by Sankyo are not recorded from actual mechanisms but rather are computerized simulations of the exact notation.    


 TO HEAR the melodies, click on pink buttons      *     TO RETURN to main music box page, click HERE      *     TO ORDER from our complete movement page, click HERE 

18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini, (played in movie, Somewhere in Time)

A Whole New World,  (from the movie,  Aladin)

Adeste Fideles ( Oh Come All Ye Faithful)

All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Aloha Oe

Amazing Grace
American Dream
Anniversary Song ( begins...Oh how we danced)
Anniversary Waltz  (Sung by Connie Francis)
Around the World in 80 Days

As Time Goes By,  from the movie, Casa Blanca

Ave Maria by Schubert

Battle Hymn of The Republic, (Glory Glory Hallelujah)

Beautiful in My Eyes

Beautiful Kahana

Beauty And The Beast

Beyond the Sea

Blowing in the Wind

Blue Danube part 1, Strauss

Blue Danube Waltz part 2, Strauss

Blue Hawaii

Butterfly Kisses

Candle in the Wind

Canon in D

Cantata 147  Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring

Carmen Toreador Song

Carolina on My Mind

Carousel Waltz

Clair de Lune, Debussy

Climb Every Mountain  (from Sound of Music, Rogers and Hammerstein)


Danny Boy

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Desperado  (The Eagles)

Down by the Riverside

Edelweiss,  (from Sound of Music,  Rogers and Hammerstein)

Eine Kleine Nacht Music
Favorite Things

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow

Four Seasons,  Spring  (Vivaldi)

Frere Jacques

From This Moment On  (Shania Twain)

Frosty The Snowman

Fur Elise

God Bless America

Greensleeves, My Lady

Harbor Lights

Harry Potter Prologue

Hatikvah  (Die Moldau, Smetana) Israeli National Anthem

Hava Nagila

Hawaiian Wedding Song (There Is Love)

Heart of My Heart

Hedwig's Theme

Holidays in Switzerland

Humpty Dumpty

Impossible Dream

Irish Lullaby  (Too Ra Loo Ra Loora)

It's A Small World

I Will Always Love You

Jack and Jill

Jingle Bells

King of the Road

Lara's Theme (from Dr. Zivago)

Little Bo Peep

Lord's Prayer

Love Story

Lullaby (Brahms)

Lullaby (Mozart)

Mademoiselle De Paris

The Magic flute (Mozart)

Ma'oz Tzur  (Rock of Ages)

Masquerade (from Phantom of the Opera)

Memory  (from Cats)

Mountains of Mourne

Music Box Dancer

Music of the Night

My Funny Valentine

My Heart Will Go On

My One True Friend
pink button link to sound Nocturne Op 9 No 2 Chopin

O Christmas Tree

Ode To Joy  (Theme from Beethoven's 9th Symphony)
O Du Froehliche  (O Thou Joyful Day)
Old Spinning Wheel
One Moment in Time
On the Street Where You Live
Paddington Bear's Lullaby
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (opening segment)
pink button link to tune Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (middle segment)
Pas De Deux  (from Giselle)
Pas De Deux  (from Swan Lake)
Polonaise (Til the End of Time - Chopin)
Putting on the Ritz
Rhapsody in Blue  (Gershwin)
Rock a Bye Baby
Rock of Ages (Christian Hymn)
Russian Lullaby  (Berlin)
Shadow of your Smile
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Someone to Watch over Me
Somewhere Out There
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Somewhere (from West Side Story)
Sound of Music
Speak Softly Love  (Theme from the Godfather)
Spring Song  (Mendelsohn)
Swan Lake
Take Me Home Country Roads
That's What Friends Are For
There is a Tavern in the Town
Theme from the Thornbirds
Tiny Bubbles
To Life, To Life, L'Chaim
Toy Symphony  (Hadyn)
Try to Remember
Tulips in Amsterdam
Unchained Melody
Under The Sea
Waltz of the Flowers  (Nutcracker Suite)
Wedding March  ( Not... Here Comes the Bride)
What a Wonderful World
When You Wish Upon a Star
Whistle While You Work
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Are My Sunshine
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Light Up My Life
You've Got a Friend

  Please feel free to call us if you wish to hear a tune that is not on this list. We can play it over the phone for you.


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