Known for his composition of marches for blowing wind rings, including 60 marches for armed service bands, 275 tunes, and 170 arrangements. His enrollment in the Royal University of Music in Stockholm was sponsored from the Crown Prince of Sweden, who become Ruler Oscar II of Sweden. His best-known marches are “Kong Haakon VIIs Honnørmarsj” from 1905, “Kronprins Olavs Honnørmarsj,” “Den Norske Løve” from 1894, and “Norsk Turnermarsj” from 1886. He wedded Emilie Göthilda Brunstedt in 1874 and Marie Gribsrud in 1906; he fathered 12 kids, three of whom exceeded prematurely. He and Edvard Munch both became renowned Norwegian performers.