Presented by: Derek Remeš, MM, MA
Location: Hyatt Regency – Hanover B
Recent archival discoveries have begun to alter long-standing assumptions about the methods and materials of J.S. Bach’s pedagogy. It was not the ornate, four-part, vocal Choralgesänge that played the central role in Bach’s teaching, but rather simpler thoroughbass chorale harmonizations at the keyboard. This two-volume series makes these findings accessible to scholars, teachers, and students by providing translations and modern editions of relevant sources from Bach’s circle.
Volume One provides a modern pedagogical editions of the thoroughbass chorales in C.P.E. Bach’s New Melodies (1787), the thoroughbass exercises from the anonymous Precepts and Principles (1738; attributed to Bach’s circle), the first English translation of David Kellner’s True Instruction in Thoroughbass (1732), J.S. Bach’s list of thoroughbass rules, and an original Thoroughbass Primer for Beginners. Volume Two is a modern edition of the Sibley Chorale Book, which is attributed to J.S. Bach’s circle.