Total Praise – Richard Smallwood and Vision. The Hallelujah Chorus, from Handel’s Messiah is a Masterpiece composed in 1741, first perfomed in 1742. The audience must have listened in awe and amazement as they heard each note and took in every word. In 1996 Total Praise from Richard Smallwood’s Adoration repeated this magnificent feat, ushering man to the glory of God through music. What an anointed piece of art.