The Contributions Of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor To The Musical Tradition Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana

ABSTRACT

This study examines the contributions and influence of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to the musical traditions of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana in the style of prominent composers such as Ephraim Amu, N.Z. Nayo and R.N Ndor within the rubrics of Interculturalism in music theorized by Akin Euba (Dor, 2013). For more than a century and a half, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has continuously followed the Bremen model for the celebration of the Eucharist. This practice continued until the inclusion of some compositions of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor into the Eucharist format. Over the years, G.W.K. Dor has since remained the only Ghanaian composer in the E. P. Church, Ghana whose compositions have had a significant impact on the format for celebrating the Eucharist. G. W. K. Dor’s compositions continue to feature prominently at the West Volta Presbytery Church Choirs’ Union (WVPCU) conferences as compared to other composers. Apart from satisfying the liturgical, theological and the linguistic needs of churches such as E. P. Church, Ghana, the A. M. E Zion, Methodist Church Ghana and Roman Catholic Church Ghana, other governmental agencies have also benefited from G. W. K. Dor’s compositions. 

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APA

ANTHONY, D (2021). The Contributions Of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor To The Musical Tradition Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-contributions-of-george-worlasi-kwasi-dor-to-the-musical-tradition-of-the-evangelical-presbyterian-church-ghana

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ANTHONY, DZISAH "The Contributions Of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor To The Musical Tradition Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 28 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-contributions-of-george-worlasi-kwasi-dor-to-the-musical-tradition-of-the-evangelical-presbyterian-church-ghana. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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ANTHONY, DZISAH . "The Contributions Of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor To The Musical Tradition Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 28 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-contributions-of-george-worlasi-kwasi-dor-to-the-musical-tradition-of-the-evangelical-presbyterian-church-ghana >.

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ANTHONY, DZISAH . "The Contributions Of George Worlasi Kwasi Dor To The Musical Tradition Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-contributions-of-george-worlasi-kwasi-dor-to-the-musical-tradition-of-the-evangelical-presbyterian-church-ghana