Let's have a classical interlude once more. I don't know whether many of my readers are familiar with the basset horn. It's a member of the clarinet family, but in a lower range, and has some similarity to the later saxophone. Early models can look rather strange and primitive, like this one.
A number of classical composers wrote music for the basset horn, including Mozart, Stamitz, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss. Here's Graham Evans with the Orchestra Corda Spiritus, conducted by Stephen Wu, playing the Basset Horn Concerto in F by Alessandro Rolla. You'll note that Mr. Evans' instrument is rather more modern than the one shown above!
I like the basset horn. It's an interesting variation on the higher-pitched clarinet. You'll find a number of pieces for it on YouTube.