3/30/18 O&A NYC GOOD FRIDAY SONG OF THE DAY: Calvary- Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood’s Calvary, led by Maurette Brown Clark, Darlene Simmons, and Carolene Hatchet, combines good compositional form with strong dramatic narrative elements creating a true gospel classic. 

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2/11/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called “Valley praise”. Continue reading

7/23/17 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called “Valley praise”. Continue reading

3/14/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Calvary- Richard Smalwood and Vision

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Richard Smallwood’s Calvary, led by Maurette Brown Clark, Darlene Simmons, and Carolene Hatchet, combines good compositional form with strong dramatic narrative elements creating a true gospel classic. 

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9/24/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Genius Of Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood is the Black Brahms of Gospel music. His lush orchestrations and choral arrangements are the hallmarks of his signature sound. An accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, vocalist and choral conductor Smallwood graduated cum laude from Howard University with degrees in both vocal performance and piano, and  graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. He finished his Masters degree in Divinity from Howard University in 2004 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 
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12/27/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: Hallelujah Chorus- Various Artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards

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 The Hallelujah Chorus (Hallelujah!) from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, performed by various artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards. Arranged and produced by Take 6 alumnus Mervyn Warren, Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1992, and a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. Continue reading

8/16/15 O&A Gospel Sunday: Richard Smallwood- Same God

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Same God, the rousing feel-good retrospective is the lead single from Richard Smallwood’s aptly named Anthology. This epic project includes his 20-member renowned ensemble, Vision. The classically trained Smallwood presents a collection of music like only he can– rich, heartfelt, and layered with dynamic musical arrangements. Anthology is steeped in the tradition of gospel music. Continue reading

12/28/14 O&A Gospel Sunday: Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood is the Black Brahms of Gospel music. His lush orchestrations and choral arrangements are the hallmarks of his signature sound. An accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, vocalist and choral conductor Smallwood graduated cum laude from Howard University with degrees in both vocal performance and piano, and  graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. He finished his Masters degree in Divinity from Howard University in 2004 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 
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