How to Name It?

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How to Name It?
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Length48 Minutes
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
How to Name It? Nothing But Wind

How to Name It? (1986) is an instrumental Indian-Western fusion album by Ilaiyaraaja. This was Ilayaraaja's first fusion music album. The album has musical movements that are dedicated to Tyagaraja, a religious musician and composer from South India (1767-1847) and the Western baroque music composer, J. S. Bach (1685-1750) of Germany.

One of the tracks is based on Preludium in E by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How to Name It?" (7:22)
  2. "Mad Mod Mood Fugue" (2:01)
  3. "You Cannot Be Free" (5:31)
  4. "Study for Violin" (1:38)
  5. "It Is Fixed" (5:04)
  6. "Chamber Welcomes Thiyagaraja" (5:49)
  7. "I Met Bach in My House" (7:16)
  8. "And We Had a Talk" (1:34)
  9. "Don't Compare" (8:08)
  10. "Do Anything" (5:21)[1]


  1. ^ "Photographic image of record sleeve" (JPG). Retrieved 3 April 2022.

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