Julien Hoffmann

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Julien Hoffmann (31 May 1924 – 2007[1]) was a Luxembourgian composer and Professor of Music. Notable arrangements by Hoffman include "Arrangement fir 3 gleich Stömmen"[2] "Arrangement fir Gemöschte Cho'er"[3] and "La Provence", the last composed with Ralph Siegel.[4][5] Other compositions include "Léif Consolatrix", arranged by Patrick Colombo and published by the Musica International Musica Sacra Luxembourg and " Halleluja " with Kobi Oshrat,[6] which like "La Provence" was published by Bosworth Musikverlag.[5]

Hoffmann composed the march "La marche du Grand-Duc Henri",[7] first performed at a special concert before the Grand Ducal family at the Grand Ducal Palace at 8 p.m. on October 7, 2000. In the darkness, the musicians of la musique militaire were surrounded by reserve soldiers bearing torches.[8][9][10] Hoffmann was commissioned to compose the piece as part of the ceremonies for Grand Duke Jean's abdication and Grand Duke Henry's accession to the throne of Luxembourg.

A professor of music, Hoffman was influential in Luxembourg by founding the "Chorale Jong Lëtzebuerg", based on the model of Young Vienna and established in 1966.[11] The choir has performed in front of royalty and on a visit to Vaduz was welcomed by the Prince of Liechtenstein.[12] Hoffmann also served as honorary director of the St Cecilia Choir of Walferdange.[1]

His daughter is mezzo-soprano Yannchen Hoffmann.

Hoffman died in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "ILS ONT REJOINT LES CHOEURS CELESTES". Piusverband. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ Arrangement fir 3 gleich Stömmen vum Julien Hoffmann, Letzebuerg. (Letzebuerger Volleks-lidder- Verlag, 1963)
  3. ^ Arrangement fir Gemöschte Cho'er vum Julien Hoffmann (SI, sn, 1970, 1 p. 4°
  4. ^ Mumm Séis, Mutter Suse: Koméidéistéck, Lustspiel. Éditions du Centre d'études de la littérature luxembourgeoise. 1994. pp. 182–83. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Items 1-4". Musicanet.org. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  6. ^ Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband (1980). Musikhandel. p. 94. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  7. ^ "En Avant Marche..." (PDF). Frenn Vun Der Militarmusek. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Avènement au trône" (PDF). Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  9. ^ Luxembourg. Ministère d'Etat. Service Information et presse (1 January 2000). Bulletin d'information et de documentation: publication du Service Information et presse. Le Service. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Grand Ducal Family in Luxembourg" (PDF). Government of Luxembourg. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Revue musicale no. 1, January 2002" (PDF). Union Grand-Duc Adolphe. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  12. ^ Lehner, Leo (1980). Ein Leben nach Noten. Österreichischer Bundesverlag. p. 79. ISBN 978-3-215-04351-2. Retrieved 14 May 2011.