Winner of the 2018 Christopher Bill Composition Competition.
Across Lots plays with many of the standard tropes of western films. Of these tropes, you’ll hear the classic fast, slow, fast structure, bountiful syncopation, quartal/quintal harmony, lot’s of rhythmic drive, and of course, classic “galloping” rhythms.
As for the title, it comes from western slang and means “the fastest way possible, in the most expeditious manner”. So like galloping horses, this piece carries a fast tempo.