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I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky

Author: John AdamsJune JordanDarius De HaasMarin MazzieAudra McDonaldAll authors
Publisher: New York : Nonesuch, ℗1998.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Operas
Drama
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Adams; June Jordan; Darius De Haas; Marin Mazzie; Audra McDonald; Michael McElroy; Richard Muenz; Angela Teek; Welly Yang; Grant Gershon
OCLC Number: 40393465
Notes: Opera, based on the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake.
Compact disc.
Program notes by the composer, and libretto (55 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Credits: Libretto by June Jordan.
Performer(s): Darius de Haas, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Michael McElroy, Richard Muenz, Angela Teek, Welly Yang ; vocal direction by Grant Gershon ; various instrumentalists ; John Adams, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Dec. 1996, Arabian Studiot, Helsinki, Finland; additional recorded May 1997, Avatar Studios, New York City.
Description: 1 audio disc (69 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Ensemble, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky (8:00) --
A sermon on romance (3:07) --
Consuelo's dream (4:51) --
Mike's song about arresting a particular individual (3:18) --
Tiffany's solo (4:49) --
Song about the on-site altercation (2:45) --
Song about the bad boys and the news (6:14) --
Your Honor my client he's a young black man (5:38) --
Leila's song, alone (again or at last) (4:14) --
Three weeks and still I'm outta my mind (5:08) --
Crushed by the rock I been standing on (4:34) --
Dewain's song of liberation and surprise (5:28) --
Este Pais! = This country (4:24) --
One last look at the angel in your eyes (1:57) --
Finale (4:36).
Responsibility: [music by John Adams ; libretto by June Jordan].

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