David C. Janssen
List of Works
12 Psalms in English Verse
      for Soprano and Piano (work in progress)

A song cycle of 12 psalms translated and set to various meter and verse by the composer.  

Jersey Rain
    for Soprano and Piano, 2018

setting of a Robert Pinsky poem of the same name. 
Premiered April 20, 2018 in Lowell, MA. 

Four Chariots in a Sea of Bronze

      for saxophone AAT trio. 2017. 

Premiered December 7th 2017 at The Lilypad, Cambridge, MA.
Additional performance: Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA,. March 16th, 2018.

String Quartet No. 2
 for string quartet, 20162017

Composed in Boston, 20162017

Piano Sonata No. 1

for piano solo, 2016.

Composed in Boston, 20142015
Premiered in part, M. II, Boston Baptist College, by the composer March 23, 2016.
Premiered in part, Mts. I & III, Middlesex Community College by the composer 
April 23 2017.
Premiered in whole, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, by the composer July 9, 2017.

Duo for Violin and Cello

    for cello and violin, 2015

Composed in Boston, 2015
Premiered in part at the Wyoming New Music Festival in Grand Teton National Park.  August 10, 2017.

Suite for Cello
for cello solo, 2014

Composed in Boston, 20142015
Premiered in part, Middlesex Community College, by Daria Janssen May 3, 2015

for piano, violin and double bass, 2014

Composed in Boston, 20132014
Premiered in Christ Church Rochester NY by the Strings and Hammers Trio

Christmas Motet
for SATB a cappella choir, 2013.

Composed in Boston, 2013.
Premiered December 8, 2013 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center by Canterbury Choral Society with Randi Von Ellefson conducting.

Symphony No. 1

    for full orchestra

Composed in Boston
, 2012.

The Greatest of These
      for full orchestra

in Boston, 2012.

And There was War in Heaven
      for full orchestra

in Boston, 2011.

       for piano and cello 

in Boston,  20102011.
Premiered in Boston at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, February 29 2012,
Daria Janssen and Paul Jacobs performing.

Emily and James

       for solo piano

Composed in Boston,  2011.
Premiered in Oklahoma City at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, July 23 2011, Daria Janssen performing.

The Alpha and the Omega

       for full orchestra

Composed in Boston, 2010.

The Day Before the First Sunday
       for full orchestra

Arranged for orchestra in Boston, 2010. 
Composed in New York City, 2007.

Lyrical Etude for Tenor Trombone

       for tenor trombone and piano

Composed in Boston, 2009.
Premiered in Boston, January 27 2011, Christopher Haynes and Pei-yeh Tsai performing.

String Quartet No. 1

       for string quartet

Composed in Boston,  2008–2009.
Premiered in Boston, December 11 2009, the Nocturne String Quartet performing.
Additional performances:  Boston , March 27 2010 and January 27 2011,
The Nocturne String Quartet.

The Light Shines in the Darkness

       worship service for baritone, piano and congregation

Composed in Boston 2008–2009
Premiered in part in Boston January 27 2011, James Dargan and Daria Janssen performing.

Dreams of Laocoön

       for solo piano

Composed in New York City, 2007–2008.
Premiered in Union Theological Seminary, James Chapel, summer 2008,  Natia Esartia performing.
Additional performances:  Boston, Novemeber 1 2009 and January 27 2011,
David C. Janssen performing.

The Day Before the First Sunday

       for solo harp

Composed in New York City, 2007. 
Premiered February 28 2007 in New York City, Emily Montoya performing. 
Additional performance in New York City, April 2 2007, Emily Montoya performing.

The Return of the Son of Man

      for full orchestra 

Composed in Prague in the summer of 2006. 
Premiered in New York City, February 23 2007, in Borden Auditorium, The Manhattan School of Music Composer's Thesis Orchestra, David Gilbert conducting.

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty

       for wind octet

Composed in New York City, 2006. 
Premiered in New York City, in Borden Auditorium, October 16 2006.

In the Eyes of the Dark Army

       opera in one act: scene IV for baritone, bass, soprano and piano

Composed in New York City, 2006.
Read in New York City, Spring 2006.

Three Movements for Violin Violoncello Duo

       for violin and cello

Composed in New York City, 2005.
Premiered in Prague, Czech Republic, in The Concert Hall of the Antonín Dvořák Museum, July 19 2006.  Petr Bernášek and Petr Nouzovský performing.