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Friday, January 29, 2010

Music Boxes

Spalted Bigleaf Maple Burl Music Box

Remember that intriguing wind-up music box of mom's that you played with as a kid?

If you'd like one of your own to enjoy and pass down to your own children, consider ordering a custom-made one.

I handcraft them on the lathe from various woods, and install a quality wind-up movement, typically an 18-note Sankyo. There are many, many tunes available in these movements (see the list below); they will play for approximately 3 minutes per wind-up. If there's a particular tune and wood you'd like, let me know and I'll check on availability and quote a price. Prices will vary, depending on the wood chosen, size, etc.

Spanish Cedar & Cherry Burl Music Box

I currently have the Spanish Cedar music box pictured here posted at http://www.timberturner.com/ ; it plays Brahm's Lullaby, that classic song that lulls a baby to sleep.

-------------------------------  Available Tunes -----------------------

The following is a list of tunes available, although I cannot guarantee their availability at all times. Some are in limited quantities, and may become unavailable. I don't stock any movements, I have to order them, so availability depends on the supplier's inventory. Some have sample audio clips available; let me know if you would like to hear a particular clip, and I'll see if it's available. There are other tunes available too, but possibly at a higher cost, from other suppliers.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Adestes Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
Aloha Oe
Amazing Grace
America The Beautiful
Anchors Aweigh
Angels We Have Heard On High
Anniversary Song
Anniversary Waltz
Around The World In Days
As Time Goes By
Ave Maria
Away In A Manger
Be A Clown
Beautiful Dreamer
Beethoven's Symphony No. Five
Bless This House
Blessed Assurance
Born Free
Brahms Lullaby
Candy Man
Carousel Waltz
Chariots Of Fire
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Clair De Lune
Close To You
Daddy's Little Girl
Dance Ballerina
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies
Danny Boy
Deck The Halls
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead
Dixie Land
Easter Parade
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
English Country Garden
Entertainer, The
First Noel, The
Frosty The Snowman
Funeral March/March Of The Marionettes (Alfred Hitchcock's Theme)
Fur Elise
God Bless America
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Happy Birthday To You
Hark The Herald Angels
Hava Nagila
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Here Comes Santa Claus
Home On The Range
How Great Thou Art
Hush My Babe
Hush, Little Baby
I'll Be Home For Christmas
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
I'm A Jayhawk
I've Been Working On The Railroad (A.K.A. Eyes Of Texas)
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
If I Only Had A Brain
Impossible Dream
In The Good Old Summertime
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
It's A Small World After All
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Jesus Loves Me
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Just The Way You Are
Lara's Theme
Let It Snow
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Little Brown Church
Little Drummer Boy
London Bridge
Look Of Love
Love Is A Many Splendored Thng
Love Makes The World Go Round
Marines Hymn
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Mickey Mouse March
Mona Lisa
Music, Music, Music
My Funny Valentine
My Old Kentucky Home
My Wild Irish Rose
Nocturne (Chopin)
O Canada!
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Tannenbaum
Off To See The Wizard
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Oif'n Pripetshok (From "Schindler's List")
Old Macdonald
Over The River
Over The Waves
Pachelbels Canon
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
People Will Say We're In Love
Peter Cottontail
Pomp And Circumstance
Red Roses
Rock-A-Bye Baby
Rock Of Ages
Romeo And Juliet Theme
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
School Days
Sesame Street Theme
Shadow Of Your Smile
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Skaters Waltz
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Speak Softly
Star Spangled Banner
Stars & Stripes Forever
Sunrise, Sunset
Swan Lake
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Talk To The Animals
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Tennessee Waltz
Thank Heaven For Little Girls
The Lord’s Prayer
The Unicorn
The Way We Were
This Is My Father's World
This Old Man
Those Were The Days
Try To Remember
Turkey In The Straw
Twelve Days Of Christmas
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Up On The House Top
Victory In Jesus
Waltz Of The Flowers
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
What The World Needs Now
When Peace Like A River
Whistle A Happy Tune
White Christmas
Wind Beneath My Wings
Winnie The Pooh
Winter Wonderland
Yankee Doodle
You Are My Sunshine
You Light Up My Life
Younger Than Springtime

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