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Former Alaskan's composition wins Grammy

"Become Ocean," the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by former Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, has won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

The recording of the piece featured the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot, who commissioned the work.

At least two other former Alaskans were in the running for the awards announced on Sunday.

Nathaniel Reichman was nominated in the engineering category for his work on the "Become Ocean" CD. That award went to a recording of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams by the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen made the final five in the bluegrass category, which was won by Earls of Leicester.