Wow - this piece SCREAMS!!! I have never played a MP that projects sound so much! I mainly use a Legeré 1.75 or 2.0 reed and the result is amazing! The sound is bright to ultra-bright, intonation great and ease of play great. Articulation takes a bit to adjust to as it is sooo easy to slip in to the upper register or altissimo- that's how easy-blowing it is. This piece can play nice & soft too, and has a bit of buzziness & rasp which any intermediate or pro play can control easily.