Kennedy’s casket was brought back by train from New York to Washington, and she was on that train. The entire funeral was televised, including the train ride (it took four hours), and I was glued to my set all day long… During the ceremony, Leonard Bernstein (a friend of the Kennedy family) conducted the strings of the New York Philharmonic in the Adagietto of Mahler 5th Symphony. As I watched the train roll for four hours, the music would not get out of my mind. Since then, wherever I hear that music I see the train.
Length of complete piece: 1:40