Musical Question

Browsing through the many cell-phone-music videos on YouTube I came across this demonstration of an IPhone piano program. The demonstrator first shows the range of the instrument, then plays Chopsticks, then plays . . . what? A piece I’ve heard many times but can’t place.

What impresses me so much about the mystery piece is how urgent it sounds. Somehow the composer has figured out what makes something sound urgent. It reminds me of a note Robert Caro, the biographer, has posted above the desk where he writes: “Is there desperation on the page?”

More. It’s Clocks by Coldplay. Thanks so much, Sam and Jeff! Only now do I manage to see that the song is identified in the comment section of the video.

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