This popular Christmas carol was first performed in Nikolaus Kirche (Oberndorf, Austria) on 24th December, 1818. The original lyrics were written in German by Father Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by headmaster Franz Gruber.
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.