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Metronomes and Musical Time


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Beyond your imagination!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member -

This catalogue of the amazing collection of metronomes amassed by the eclectic Tony Bingham is book you will want to own for it's sheer beauty. Think of your own metromone or phone app and then gaze in wonder at the engraved, the exquisitely painted, the bejewelled and the sheer jaw-dropping ornateness of their predecessors. They come in all shapes and sizes too, from the pendulum swinging behind statues of 19th century gentlemen, to the keeping in time in front of over-size lyres. Even the 'old-fashioned' modern ones get a look-in (think miniature 1950 computers) and the book brings us up to the Yamaha circular quartz metronome of the 1990s. Needless-to-say it's all fully researched and referenced with copious notes. A coffee table book that will certainly get your dinner party guests talking and a bargain at £40.00 - worth the cover price alone!

From the Publisher

Catalogue of the Tony Bingham Collection at the current exhibition Auf Takt! at the Museum for Musik, Basel.


  • Marking time before the metronome
  • Winkel, Maelzel and the development of the metronome
  • Theme and Variations: non-Maelzel metronomes in the19th and 20th Centuries
  • A New Age: electric and electronic metronomes
  • Notes
  • Catalogue of metronomes

Item Details

Category: Instrument History
Publisher: Tony Bingham Edition
Publisher's reference: 2292
Our Stock Code: 1397994
Media Type: Paperback (179 pages [score])