One month after stroke, composer Stephen Paulus still unresponsive

Photo by Sharolyn Hagen Photography

A month after suffering a massive stroke, Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus is breathing on his own, but unresponsive.

Paulus, 63, has composed more than 450 works across a broad spectrum of genres, including works for choir and for pipe organ.

At the time of his stroke he had just completed the second movement of a suite. That work is set to have its premiere on Aug.  14 in Holland, Mich. Organist Caron Farmer will perform the piece.

Titled “A Refined Reflection,” the movement is part of Paulus’ “Baronian Suite,” named after MPR Pipedreams host Michael Barone.