We may remember the first line of a novel, but what about the last? In this celebration of great endings to close the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, we’ve challenged composers Linda Buckley, Matthew Grouse, James MacMillan, Pàdruig Morrison and Gareth Williams to respond musically to favourite last lines from novels, submitted by members of the public. Hear an exclusive live performance from the Ensemble as you learn which nine lines have been chosen.
Catherine Backhouse Mezzo-soprano
Yann Ghiro Clarinet
Zoë Beyers Violin
William Conway Cello