AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED CHORAL WORKS OF COSMAS WORLANYO KOFI MEREKU

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ABSTRACT

This study explores the compositional stylistic traits of C.W.K. Mereku through formal analysis of his choral works. It highlights the extent to which Mereku uses traditional idioms and styles in his compositions. Through descriptive research design and analytical approach, it was found out that Mereku usually has simple melodies and his usage of tunes to text in his compositions usually follows the speech surrogate or the sound culture of the owners of the language used. Furthermore, his choral compositions cover the following themes of categorization: Sacred, Patriotic, Secular and Institutional Anthems. Out of these categories, six pieces were selected based on their stylistic approach and the arrangement used in writing. The study suggested that composers must be conversant with the language to achieve well-organized syncretic compositions that cut across all events. It is important that old composers mentor young ones to ensure stylistic continuity. 

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APA

OBRESI, I (2021). AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED CHORAL WORKS OF COSMAS WORLANYO KOFI MEREKU. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-analytical-study-of-selected-choral-works-of-cosmas-worlanyo-kofi-mereku

MLA 8th

OBRESI, ISAAC "AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED CHORAL WORKS OF COSMAS WORLANYO KOFI MEREKU" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-analytical-study-of-selected-choral-works-of-cosmas-worlanyo-kofi-mereku. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

OBRESI, ISAAC . "AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED CHORAL WORKS OF COSMAS WORLANYO KOFI MEREKU". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Mar. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-analytical-study-of-selected-choral-works-of-cosmas-worlanyo-kofi-mereku >.

Chicago

OBRESI, ISAAC . "AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SELECTED CHORAL WORKS OF COSMAS WORLANYO KOFI MEREKU" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-analytical-study-of-selected-choral-works-of-cosmas-worlanyo-kofi-mereku