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“Thoroughbass, Chorale, and Fugue: Teaching the Craft of Composition in J. S. Bach’s Circle.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, 2020 (summa cum laude).

Winner of the Dissertation Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Dissertation Award from the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der hochschule für Musik Freiburg e.V.


Realizing Thoroughbass Chorales in the Circle of J. S. Bach. Wayne Leupold Editions, 2019.

  • Vol. 1: Sources by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, and D. Kellner, with a Tutor by D. Remeš
  • Vol. 2: The Sibley Chorale Book

Purchase the set for $99

The introduction is available online for free.

Here is a video that introduces the historical background of the above publication.

Edition and Translation of J. C. Kellner’s Basics of Thoroughbass (1783)

For the price of $20 (payable via PayPal or bank transfer) you will receive an edition (German) and English translation of the text and forty-eight thoroughbass exercises in Johann Christoph Kellner’s treatise, Basics of Thoroughbass (Grundriss des Generalbasses, Kassel: 1783). A facsimile of the original is available for free here.

  • Vol. 1: Commentary and Text
  • Vol. 2.1: 48 Exercises in Original Form
  • Vol. 2.2: Editorial Realizations for Advanced Students
  • Vol. 3.1: 48 Exercises with Editorial Suggestions for Beginners
  • Vol. 3.2: Editorial Realizations of Vol. 3.1 for Beginners

FREE SAMPLE: Commentary (part of Vol. 1)

Instructions for Purchase:

Please transfer $20 to via PayPal ( or bank transfer (email for details) with the memo: “Kellner” and the email address to which the PDFs should be sent. You will receive the files within 1-2 business days. Note that these files may not be freely shared online.

The following Youtube tutorial describes how to realize each kind of figure.


Bilingual Essay Collection:

Philipp Teriete and Derek Remeš, eds. Das Universalinstrument: »Angewandtes Klavierspiel« aus historischer und zeitgenössischer Perspektive / The Universal Instrument: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on “Applied Piano.” Schriften der Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Band 9. Hildesheim: Olms, 2020.

Poster for an Invited Lecture Series in China