For years, I had a soft spot for the French Horn. It's versatility isn't really matched by any other instrument, with the possible exception of "strings" as a whole, or maybe the Piano. But the French Horn can express so many emotions. But the oboe also really stands out for me. It as a pure sound, so different from any other instrument. And as a lover of baroque music, it's no surprise that I'm drawn to the oboe. (*listens to Across the Stars*) However, that said, lately I've started to fall in love with the trombone. It has a massive range, and it's generally an unsung hero. There are very few trombone solos (in comparison with other instruments), yet it provides so much depth to an orchestration. One only needs to listen to the first few bars of the Raiders March to see. No other instrument would work playing those staccato notes at the beginning. I'm currently re-writing an Indiana Jones FanFilm score I composed, and intend to use the trombone much more than I did in the original. So what instruments do you love to hear?