sublime harmonie

Widely-used comb arrangement in cylinder and disc music boxes, in which identical notes on two different combs are purposely mistuned very slightly in celeste tuning, producing an extra depth and richness to the tone. The combs do not necessarily have the same note sequence, but many of the same notes appear somewhere on each comb. In cylinder boxes, the sublime harmonie combs are often combined with one or more additional combs (situated next to each other, forming one long row of teeth), and are given elaborate names such as sublime harmonie fortissimo, sublime harmonie piccolo, etc., depending upon the musical arrangements and tonal characteristics.