North Star
Music by Philip Glass
For the film by François de Menil


Analog OMM0029


1 Étoile Polaire (North Star) 2:35
2 Victor’s Lament 3:35
3 River Run 1:50
4 Mon Père, Mon Père 3:52
5 Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore) 4:00
6 Lady Day 3:57
7 Ange Des Orages 3:38
8 Ave 4:42
9 Ik-Ook 4:10
10 Montage 2:25


The music on North Star was originally written at the suggestion of Barbara Rose for the film, Mark Di Suvero, Sculptor, directed by François de Menil for Parrot Productions Ltd. In most cases, the titles of the selections refer to works by Di Suvero which appear in the film. For the purpose of making a record a certain amount of rearranging and remixing was necessary. Also, a different sequence was chosen in order to produce an independent and coherent listening experience.

— Philip Glass


All music composed and arranged by Philip Glass. Philip Glass: Farfisa, Yahama & Hammond Organs, Fender Rhodes Piano, Arp, Synthesizer. Dickie Landry: Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Flute. Joan Labarbara and Gene Rickard: Voices.

Produced by Philip Glass and Kurt Munkacsi. Executive Producer: François de Menil. Recorded and mixed at The Big Apple Recording Studios, New York City. Engineers: Kurt Munkacsi and Tom Duffy. Mixed by Kurt Munkacsi and Philip Glass.

Music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP). © 1977 Virgin Records Ltd.



North Star

North Star: Mark di Suvero by François de Menil