Marilyn Edythe Broughton

Marilyn was born in Toronto, and has lived there most of her life.  She was born to musical parents, Henry and Beatrice Rosevear, and has a brother, David.  She studied piano through the Trinity College of Music (London, England).  At the University of Toronto, Marilyn studied mathematics, and received an honours degree in it.  After teacher training, she taught math at two Toronto high schools, and helped with the music programmes after school.  She married Peter Broughton, also a math teacher and pianist, and stopped teaching to raise two children, Nancy and Christopher.  When the children were old enough for school, Marilyn pursued her interest in composing, and studied with Sam Dolin.  She composed a number of pieces for piano, piano duet, organ, choirs (unison, SA, SSA, and SATB), and for various instruments.  She continued working for the Toronto Board of Education as a choir accompanist, and enjoyed working with a number of teachers and composing for their choirs.  She is an active member of Glenview Presbyterian Church, is an elder there, sings in the choir, and occasionally composes solos and anthems for the services.  She continues to enjoy playing piano duets with her husband.

 

Published Choral Compositions:

Nursery Rhyme Nonsense – unison & piano – 1987 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

No Mouth – unison & piano – 1987 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

My Caterpillar – unison & piano – 1987 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

The Telephone Wires – unison & piano – 1990 by Gordon V Thompson – words by Annette Wynne

Just Like Me – unison & piano – 1990 by Gordon V Thompson – words by Karen I Henderson

Wheels – unison & piano – 1990 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

A La Claire Fontaine – unison & piano – 1991 by Gordon V Thompson – arrangement of French Canadian folk song

A La Claire Fontaine – SSA & piano – 1991 by Gordon V Thompson – arrangement of French Canadian folk song

Partons, La Mer Est Belle – unison & piano – 1991 by Gordon V Thompson – arrangement of Acadian folk song

Baseball – unison & piano – 1994 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

Hockey – unison & piano – 1994 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

Hallowe’en – unison & piano – 1994 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

Daniel and the Lions
– unison, narrator & piano – 1994 by Gordon V Thompson – words and music by MEB

Un Canadien Errant – unison & piano – 1995 by Gordon V Thompson – arrangement of French Canadian folk song

J’Entends Le Moulin
– unison & piano – 1995 by Gordon V Thompson – arrangement of French Canadian folk song

The Birds’ Lullaby
– SA & piano – 2005 by Hinshaw Music – words by Pauline Johnson