Some of the best Indian music is intended to be heard in the open, played either in musicians’ galleries over gateways or in courtyards. As one would expect, the instruments must be such as will carry. The subtleties of refined indoor music, with its gradual development of a rÃ£g, would be unsuitable. But with classical naubat (tracks 1 & 2), there are other subtleties, especially in the percussion. In the popular naubat (tracks 4 & 6), it is the melody that counts.