A certain zombie insisted in comments on my earlier masterpiece of photoshoopery that it was deficient because the bassoon's mouthpiece was being used as a trigger and not being blown into as it should.
But see, then the "fire" coming out doesn't really fit (unless our soldier has really bad breath). So then I had to take that out too:
I guess that works. Not sure I like these better than the first one, but it'll be easier to animate if I ever get around to that.
UPDATE: As suggested by "Schroeder" in comments:
(needed two versions for use on various backgrounds)