Clocks (Sheet Music)
By Coldplay, arranged by Christy-Lyn Marais. 4 pages. PDF download.
Harp, Voice – Advanced Intermediate
For lever or pedal harp. This instrumental arrangement of Coldplay’s Clocks is a great hit in live performances as many people recognize the song. It stands out amongst flowing melodic pieces because it’s strident and rhythmic in nature, and shows a different side to the harp.
This piece is quite syncopated and takes some practice to become confident, so don’t be discouraged at first! Once you’ve mastered the first few bars you’re halfway there; it has the same patterns throughout the piece. The arranger strongly advises you to memorize this piece because it makes it so much easier to play fluently! Don’t worry, it’s quite repetitive and not difficult to memorise.
There are some tenths in the left hand, which you can easily adapt to octaves if necessary, and further simplify by playing only the bottom note.