The Secret Agent
Orange Mountain Music release
Original music composed by Philip Glass
Directed by Christopher Hampton


Orange Mountain Music OMM0059


1. Secret Agent 4:52
2. Winnie Remembers 3:16
3. Verloc and the Russian Embassy 5:13
4.Blood On The Stairs 1:42
5. The First Meridian 3:22
6. Emigration 1:52
7. Trust 3:47
8. Winnie? 5:44
9. Explosives 2:35
10. All The Money 1:22
11. Simple 2:43
12. Roast Beef 2:32
13. Safe Journey 4:15
14. Ossipon Is Tempted 3:09
15. Winnie Goes To Sea 2:41
16. Secret Agent Ending 3:08


The new release from Philip Glass’s record label Orange Mountain Music, presents the score to the Christopher Hampton thriller, The Secret Agent. (This release is a re-issue of Nonesuch 79442-2.)

Verloc (Bob Hoskins) has made his living spying for the Russian government, while simultaneously providing information to the London police. When the new Russian ambassador demands he prove his worth or lose his salary, Verloc sets off a tragic chain of events that involves his pretty young wife Winnie (Patricia Arquette), her retarded brother Stevie (Christian Bale), and a figure called the Professor (Robin Williams), whose fascination with explosives and destruction makes him the person to call on when Verloc needs a bomb. Christopher Hampton, the film’s director and screenwriter, is also known for his stage and screen versions of “Dangerous Liasons” and more recently for his screenplay to the award-winning “Atonement.” Hampton and Glass later worked together when the composer asked the writer to create a libretto from J.M Coetzee’s novel “Waiting for the Barbarians” in 2005. Hampton again wrote a libretto Glass’ 2007 opera “Appomattox” about the meeting of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse at the end of the American Civil War.


Composed by Philip Glass
Conducted by Michael Riesman
Performed by The English Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
With additional soloists:
Susan Jolles, harp
Fred Sherry,cello
Henry Schuman, English horn, oboe
Keith Underwood, flute, piccolo
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi for Euphorbia Productions, Ltd.
Recorded at Whitfield Street Studios, London, England
Engineer: Mike Ross
Additional recording and remix at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Remix engineers: Mark Plati and Michael Riesman
Sound effect on Winnie?: Clifford Lane
Music supervisor: Jim Keller
Production coordinators: Amanda Riesman, Rory Johnston, Patricia Curridori
and Pete Smith.
All selections © 1995 Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. New York, NY

Directed by Christopher Hampton
Written by Joseph Conrad (novel) and Christopher Hampton
Produced by Norma Heyman and Joyce Herlihy(co-producer)
Executive Producer – Bob Hoskins
Original Music by Philip Glass
Cinematography by Denis Lenoir
Film Editing by George Akers

Executive Producers for Orange Mountain Music: Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen

Associate Director Orange Mountain Music: Richard Guérin

All music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. New York (ASCAP)