Today version of this 14th century traditional English hymn was written down in the 19th century. It was made popular in other European countries in the rendition of Jethro Tull and its flute-playing singer, Ian Anderson.
Size: ~ 63 mm x 53 mm
Height: ~ 38 mm
Material: mahogany finish
We build the musical box (a hand-powered instrument, capable of playing a short tune) in a wooden case decorated with motifs cut out with a fretsaw.
Due to the technical characteristics of the instrument, a slight metal noise is heard as it plays (metal comb teeth are plucked by metal pins while rotating the cylinder with the ratchet lever, which inevitably produces some noise). Unlike digital instruments, a mechanical musical box can never offer a clear, noise-free audio experience.