1832–1894

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 21, 1832, Ber­gen, Nor­way.

Died: De­cem­ber 8, 1894, Chris­ti­an­ia, Nor­way.

Biography

Erik was the son of black­smith Er­ik Chris­tian Hoff and Anne So­phie Tor­sten­sen, and hus­band of Berte Ma­lene Ja­kob­sen.

A gra­du­ate of the Stord se­mi­na­ry, he sang in the Kors­kirk­en choir in Ber­gen, and stu­died or­gan and mu­sic the­o­ry in Vo­gel.

In 1860, he moved to Hal­me­strand, where he taught two years be­fore tak­ing an­o­ther teach­ing post in Os­lo.

He con­duct­ed sev­er­al choirs in Os­lo, and be­came or­gan­ist at the Gar­i­son­kirke in 1864. King Os­car fre­quent­ly went to the Gar­i­son­kirke to hear Hoff play, and en­cour­aged him to pro­duce a cho­rale book.

Publications

Sources

Music

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