Grunty, isn't it? I mean the contrabassoon...not you, Mr. Dave.
Thank you for listening and I appreciate your favorable review, Sir.
My best to you and yours,
I think of myself more as eructative rather than grunty; but the
contrabassoon? Yes... there's nothing like it, especially on highly
articulated passages, and I love handing it low trills (though players
would perhaps rather I didn't). I've always been surprised at the
(relative) agility of such an ungainly beast when in the hands of a
really skilled player... a vastly underused instrument, in my opinion.