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Please see my CV for a complete listing of publications.

Articles:

Please visit my page at Academia.edu.


Dissertation:

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

Winner of the Dissertation Award from the Society for Music Theory.


Book:

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 (derekremes@gmail.com) 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