The SNAFU is kind of funny, because I really do find the sound of the baroque instrument far superior to the modern instrument in a few ways:
- It is usually darker, deeper and mellower.
- Though it has less projection, it has a larger feeling to it.
- It has a built-in echo quality that I compare to the deep honk of the Canada Goose, but without the honk!
- It is best approximated by the modern oboe d’amore: I have wanted one since the age o f 15, when I first saw one in an encyclopaedia!
Happy Holidays to all!