[Hauf, Carolus von der; Hofen, Carolus von der]
(b Nuremberg, 1580; d Salzburg, May 5, 1661). German composer and organist. He was taught music by either Hans Leo Hassler or his brother Kaspar. In 1606 the Hassler brothers recommended him for a position at the court of Count Georg von Zollern at Hechingen. He probably remained there until 1609, though he may have been retained at least in name until 1611. In 1609 he was appointed chamber organist at the Salzburg court. From 1611 until his death he was court organist. He composed both sacred vocal and keyboard music. Some of the vocal works are in the Venetian style (much practised in south Germany), with two antiphonal choirs.