In 1980 Brubeck became a Roman Catholic, and one of the personal highlights of his career was composing "Upon this Rock" for the visit of Pope John Paul II to San Francisco.In 2005 Brubeck composed The Commandments , a work whose theme he had been pondering for many decades and whose genesis he attributed to his World War II experiences – the conflict between the carnage of war and the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill." The work emphasizes what Brubeck once said is man's "God-given potential for redemption." The world premiere recording of The Commandments was released in 2010 by the Milken Archive.
Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck's Passion For "The Brotherhood Of Man" Lives On
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