Someone I know well went to a funeral last week. The deceased’s favourite piece of music was played as his coffin receded slowly through the curtain, to the incinerator at the crematorium.
He’d placed the arrangements in the hands of his widow to be..
Well she tracked down the piece of music as the one that was played by the on ship orchestra that was on the deck of The Titanic as the ship went down – in the film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio… and she got it from the soundtrack to the film, it seemed.
Because as her late husband’s coffin disappeared from view, to the strains of the ship’s orchestra.. could be heard the screams of the thousands of people soon to be drowned.