The “Fach” in Fachwerk sounds like Bach, along with the phlegmy part at the end. It describes the half-timbered style of houses in my mom’s town, and translates literally as framework. The timber is exposed, and the infill is comprised of wattle and daub (a combination of wet soil, sand, animal dung and straw). These houses are more than 500 years old and will outlive all of us.
There was a Bach Weihnachtsoratorium concert last night at the church, BWV 248 Kantaten 1-3, but we foolishly chose Billy Joel, cookies, and German brandy instead.