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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

BROOME, EDWARD, 1868-1932
MUS 92

Edward Broome fonds.  - 1893-1932.  - 10 cm of textual records. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Manchester, England, Edward Broome settled in Canada in 1893.  He was employed as an organist and choirmaster in Brockville (Ontario), Montréal, Toronto and Calgary.  He was founder and director of the Toronto Oratorio Society (1910-25).  A self-taught composer, he published some one hundred works, mostly for the church. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the musical activities of Edward Broome:  autograph manuscripts of works entitled I Breathe my Love and The Siege of Cardiff Castle, a dramatic cantata; copyright royalties; scrapbook composed of a few letters, speeches, press clippings and concert programmes. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the sons of the creator of the fonds in 1977. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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