American composer Stephen Paulus suffered a stroke on July 4, 2013, according to news from Paulus Publications, and is in critical, but stable condition at a Twin Cities hospital. Not much else is known, but the Paulus’ family will provide updates as necessary on his website and Facebook page.

Paulus is well-known for his choral music, including “The Road Home” and “The Old Church.” His catalog includes over 450 works, most commissioned by major ensembles and artists around the world. Below is a playlist showcasing his intimate choral style and colorful, energetic orchestral music.

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