A threnody is a piece of music that evokes emotion and touches the heart where it hurts and stays in your memory, it is often slow and usually a little sad or melancholy.
My sister Julie wrote the words for this song as a poem about watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour and how the sky slowly changes and the colours deepen and the lights of the city and the boats reflect in the water. Geoff read the poem and wrote the music for it. We included it as a song on Threnody and it gave us a title for the album.
This New Years Eve at the end of 2010, she took photos of Sydney Harbour, Luna Park and the Sydney Harbour Bridge while she waited for the fireworks to start and they came out well enough to create the following video to illustrate Threnody.
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