Prelude (Lagunitas) for solo piano (2004)
This work grows out of a series of repeated chords, with different notes of the chords brought out to create melodies; the emphasized notes are noted by red colored notes in the score -- a solution to the notational problem and also a reference to the Robert Hass poem the title of the work refers to, "Meditation at Lagunitas":
...There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings,
saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry.
Douglas Fisk -- Prelude (Lagunitas) for solo piano