I'm pretty good at writing for different instruments. I get it. How the different ranges work and sound. Especially winds. But I never knew...until today...how sexy orchestration can be.
This is from my Kennan/Grantham 5th edition orchestration book:
Weak, breathy. Stronger. Powerful.
Piercing. Oh dear.
Thick. Oh yeah.
Reedy, sweet, intense. Yeah, I don't know what "reedy" insinuates, either.
And my favorite..."Apt to be pinched."
Yes. Woodwind registers according to Kent Kennan. So damn sexy.