Do you want to digitize and cherish it forever?
I have made a pickup to the DIY music box by ThinkGeek, so that it can be plugged into any computer to record your composition.
Step 1: Get Your Block
I chose wood because wood is a very good acoustic medium.
Just place your music box on a wood table, and you will hear the sound amplify and come from the table, not just the music box
I'm not sure what kind of wood this is, i tried a couple and this seemed best. Experiment with what you have.
Step 2: Get Your Parts, Make a Circuit
For those of you that are very ambitious, try making the stereo circuit. Just drill 2 holes insted of one, as described in the next step.
Circuits courtesy of Hobby-Hour.com
Step 3: Drill Your Hole
Find a bit that is the right size for your mic. Be careful, you can never drill smaller again!
Step 4: Carve Out a Square
Make sure it's snug, but not tight. A good connection will transmit sound better. It will become tight when the paint is added.
FYI the block should be about 1.75 X 1.75 inches, but measure yours.
Step 5: Solder It Up
The mic should slide in nicely.
Step 6: Give It Some Paint, and You're Done
I sprayed it with 3 coats of black paint, feel free to be creative.
Now pop your DIY Music Box in, plug in your pickup, and you're ready to record.
Add distortion, make a concerto, who am I to judge?
P.S. if you're looking for some editing software, try Goldwave or Audacity, both are free/have full function trials.