Woodwind Quintet No. 1 in 3 Movements for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in b-flat, Horn in f and Bassoon - 1998
This is John's first chamber piece. Revised in 2012.
Quartet No. 1 for Clarinet in b-flat, Violin, Cello and Piano (A Worded Grey Anigma) - 2000
Over 1,700 collectible items, including signed first editions, hand-made dolls and original art can be found
in the John A. Carollo/Edward Gorey Collection at the University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library.
Piano Trio No. 1 for Piano, Violin and Cello - 2001
Dedicated to John's father, Anthony J. Carollo, who was terminally ill and living with the composer when the first
movement of this work was composed. The Finale is dedicated to the passengers of Flight 93, 9-11-2001.
Revised April, 2012.
Trio Casals premiered this work on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Philips Autograph Library, West Chester University of Pennsylvania,
West Chester, PA. A live performance at Carnegie Hall was held on May 12, 2015
Duet for Violin and Double Bass - 2002
A request by Darel Stark, associate principal violinist for the Honolulu Symphony.
Trio for Piano, Guitar and Violin - 2002
Dedicated to Duo46 [Matt Gould, guitarist, and Beth Schneider, violinist] and Nathanael May, pianist. Duo46
and Nathanael May premiered the 3rd Movement on 7/21/2006 at the Monty del Parterre Amphitheater, Cortona, Italy.
Quartet No. 2 for Clarinet in b-flat, Violin, Cello and Piano - 2003
The Dauntless Journey Part I (Intrepido)
The Dauntless Journey Part II (Tranquillo)
The Dauntless Journey Part III (Viaggio Sentimentale)
This 3-movement work is a continuation of the experiments of Quartet No.1. Revised May, 2013.
Romantica Passione Suite for Guitar and Violin – 2004
Un Forte Amore (Tenacious Love)
Romanzo! (Romance!) - Premiered on 7/17/2006 at the Hotel Oasi, Cortona, Italy, by Duo46.
Splendido Affare (Splendid Affair) - Premiered on 7/17/2006 at the Hotel Oasi, Cortona, Italy, by Duo46.
La Tortura dell' Amore (The Torture of Love) - Premiered on 7/21/2006, Monti del Parterre Amphitheater, Cortona,
Italy, by Duo 46.
in Honolulu on 1/9/2010.
Nel Giardino Della Delezie (In The Garden of Delights) for Solo Guitar
Un Giorno Teso (Tension Rules the Day) - Premiered on 7/21/2006 at the Monti del Parterre Amphitheater, Cortona, Italy,
John dedicated this 9-movement work to Duo46, Matt Gould and Beth Schneider. It tells a story in music about romantic love
and of all of its emotional entanglements.
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano (Robust Constructs) - 2005
Trio Xia premiered this work at Orvis Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 1, 2005.
Fear of ANGST for Flute, Cello, and Piano - 2006
Composed for Trio Xia after a request for a 2nd composition.
Burlesque for Trumpet in B-flat and Classical Guitar - 2007
The Honolulu Stomp
Baile, Baile Me Hermosa Rosa
Luca Has a Cadenza
Life is a Strange Instrument (the most difficult and beautiful when played well)
Rosa Discovers a Strange Instrument (Finale)
String Quartet No. 1 - 2008
Historical Facts & Folly
Nothing Shall Come of This
Another Political Experiment Gone Wrong
A Cubist Point of View
Awaken! Citizens of the World!
The Great Divide
The One That Got Away for Violin, Guitar and Piano - 2008
This is an instrumental re-working of a song that was not used from the Blake Song-Cycle of 2007.
Moravian Sax in the Afternoon (for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone) - (Quartet No. 3) - 2008
Composed for the Erie Saxophone Quartet after a request.
String Quintet No. 1 (for 10-String Guitar and String Quartet) - 2008
Both Sides of the Divide
The Boundary Wall
Divide and Conquer
The Great Divide for String Quintet (for 10-String Guitar and String Quartet) - 2009
Impressions of The Conclave for Bass Quartet (for Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax and Tuba) - 2009
(Quartet No. 4)
Composed for The Bass Quartet in Sicily after a request.
Chronicles of a Whipped Creamer for Brass Quintet - 2009
A collaboration with fellow composer Robert Werhman.
Honolulu to Helsinki for Guitar and Piano - 2011
Celloistic Impressions (Quartet No. 5) - for four cellos - 2012
For the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, after a request by the President of the Executive Board, Diane Acosta.
The Genius of the Crowd for flute, oboe, clarinet in b-flat, xylophone, piano, violin and cello - 2012
And It Came to Pass for 2 violins, viola, cello and bass - 2012
Duet for Violin and Piano - 2013
Duet for Flute and Piano - 2013
String Quartet No. 2 (Ruleless Infinity) - 2013
III. The Last Days on Earth Music I
IV. The Last Days on Earth Music II
V. The Last Days on Earth Music III
In Your Hour of Need (Your Soul Now Travels the Cosmic Waves) for Flute, Bassoon, Horn in f, Xylophone, Piano and Cello - 2014
Dedicated to William K. Dresser, M.D. (4-3-24 to 3-8-14)
Piano Trio No. 2 - (Catalogue of Observations) - 2015
Adherence to Dogma
Reflections Upon a Velvet Blue Lake
Frolicking in the Wilderness
Are You Much Given to Melodrama?
Sextet for Clarinet in b-flat, Bassoon, Horn in f, Tuba, Piano and Cello (How Many Times?) – 2016-17
Quintet for Alto Sax, Bassoon, Horn in f, Piano and Violin (Cleo's Boardwalk Strut) - 2017
The Nomadic Composer for Clarinet in b-flat, Bassoon, Piano, Violin and Cello - 2018
Change is Home
Change is Your Teacher
Being and Dissolve
Caffeine and Cortisol for Brass Choir - 2018
Longinus, On Sublimity - for Oboe, Clarinet in b-flat, Bassoon, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello - 2019
String Quartet No. 3 (Quantum Dice) - 2019