THE BLACK BIRCH BATON INSTRUMENT ("SWARTHYSTAFF")

The Black Birch Baton Instrument ("Swarthystaff")

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The Black Birch Baton (or more commonly referred to by younger bards, as the "Swarthystaff") is a beautiful single reed, woodwind instrument widely used in orchestras, ensembles, duets-trios etc. and most commonly as just a solo instrument. Its popularity is as a result of its distinct timbre, which in turn originates from the shape of its cylindrical bore and its flared bell. Image drawn by Seeker.