G. F. Handel (1685-1759) was a German-born British composer and organist who spent his life working in London. In addition to his well-known, large-scale works like the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, he wrote nearly 200 smaller works for keyboard instruments.
The Harmonious Blacksmith is a popular name given to the final movement of Handel's Suite No. 5 in E major for Harpsichord, more properly known as Air and Variations (HWV 430). The work was published in 17620, but the name was added at some point in the 19th century, some 75 years after the composer’s death.