A Piano Music Box is an Enchanting Gift

How rare and lovely it is to be presented with the gift of beautiful music, contained in an exquisite carved wood, metal, or stone box!  A piano music box is just such a gift for any occasion, for any person, of any age.  A music box is treasured and remembered for a lifetime due to its beauty and marvelous sound.  When properly cared for, a piano music box can be passed from generation to generation, always evoking memories of loved ones and special times.  Even if you cannot play a note, beautiful piano classics are literally at your fingertips when you open the lid of these timeless treasures.

Choosing an Elegant Piano Music Box

It has been said that when a music box is played in a room full of people, all else stops so everyone can catch the lovely magical tones.  Piano music boxes feature tinkling but intricate arrangements of the most beloved melodies of all times – from classical beauties like "Claire de Lune" to the pop classic "Music Box Dancer," to Don McClean's haunting "Vincent," to "These Dreams" by the rock group, Heart.

Thus, when you choose a piano music box, consider the musical tastes of the person for whom your gift is intended.  A new but rare find is a custom-made stone-carved box adorned with a white dove, playing the sweet piano melody of Ozzy Osbourne's soft, soul-stirring song, "Dreamer," a tribute to John Lennon's "Imagine." However, don't forget yourself!  A stroll through an antique shop or an hour on E-bay may turn up a music box with which you instantly fall in love.

Even if a musical piece was not originally written for the piano, the melody can be easily adapted to a piano music box rendition. If your daughter or granddaughter has ever dreamed of dancing the part of Clara in the "Nutcracker Suite," a piano rendition of the Dance of the Flowers will give her sweet inspiration. Other examples include music from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty" ballets.  "The Beautiful Blue Danube" is a symphonic piece that is often found in a piano music box setting.  Many beautiful spiritual songs like "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," and "The Lord's Prayer" are transformed into piano melodies.  The intricately carved Crown of Thorns box, for example, plays "You'll Never Walk Alone."

A piano music box for boys?  Absolutely! Cleverly constructed of wood or stone, these amazing boxes are adorned with balls and bats, and a stirring piano arrangement of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."  Just as fascinating are boxes depicting Luke Skywalker and Han Solo accompanied by the "Star Wars" theme!

If you're a dog lover, a piano music box adorned with your frolicking favorite breed to the tune of "In the Good Old Summertime."   The Sargasso Cactus music box is a favorite in Arizona where this hardy succulent grows in abundance; a simple piano melody plays "Home on the Range."  With piano music boxes, there is something for everyone.  They are actually tiny musical instruments that bring years of pleasure to the owner.

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