The late St. Paul composer Stephen Paulus won his first Grammy Monday, for best contemporary classical composition for “Prayers and Remembrances.”
Flanked by her two adult sons, Patty Paulus accepted the prize for her husband. She mentioned that the piece was written to celebrate the 10th anniversary of people who died in 9/11.
She thanked the group that recorded it, Reference Recordings and ASCAP, for which Stephen was a board member for more than 20 years. He died in fall of 2014 after suffering from a stroke.
After talking about how special the moment was to the Paulus family, Patty concluded: “Even though he’s not with us, his musical legacy lives on.”