George Frideric Handel, "(Friday 23 February 1685 – Saturday 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. Born in Halle as Georg Friederich Händel (IPA: [ˈhɛndəl]), he dwelt during most of his adult life in England ...." He was a highly successful composer during his lifetime, more so than Bach, certainly more so than Beethoven, and even more so than Brahms.
Handel wrote one of the greatest oratorios ever - Messiah. The Hallelujah Chorus is the highlight of that oratorio - such a brilliant piece of composition that it caused King George II of England to rise to his feet upon first hearing.
Is nothing sacred?