The pipe organ calendar. The funny and surprising thing: You get that beauty in two styles. There are more pipe organ calendars of more sellers on the market. But they all have one thing in common: They are almost all a combination of a picture section and a huge grid section. However, the title pages of all pipe organ calendars seem to provide the same content. Learn more down this page. You get to those 50:50 Style in my Zazzle shop here.
A music calendar without a grid – this year – is a cool idea? Just discover them on "Bach 4 You". If you prefer it with a grid, click to "Zazzle". If you are looking for any gift, subject music or beyond, we recommend Zazzle again … learn more.
By the way, this whole page on my website is not created to inform you "quick and to the point", but Peter, my husband, designed it to entertain you. Regarding the subject of pipe organ wall calendars, pipe organs, calendars in general and what you can do with a European style wall calendar, which doesn't work like its 50:50 calendar counterpart. So ... just let him please impress you.
This August page of my pipe organ calendar is in European style, as Germans know calendar pages. This means for you "Americans": There is no huge grid in the lower half. The timetable – that is, the days of the week and the numbers of the days – is part of the overall artwork. So for those of you across the pond, yes, there is no place to put in a note, an anniversary, or grandma's birthday. Check out all the monthly pages of the current pipe organ calendar far down this page, or take a shortcut with a click here, and please return after your "pipe organ adventure".
The title page looks the same in both styles. ––
One inside page, like calendars inside pages are in Germany. ––
An inside page, like US citizens love it. ––
On the left side is a picture of a composers calendar title, how you discover it on "Google Images" in the USA. Both calendar title pages – the European style and the "50:50" style, when it comes to the title page – look the same. However, what you don't discover with that particular title pic, is what the calendar looks like after January 1st on the wall. Believe it or not, even we had a hard time, how to display the difference and how to describe it.
In the picture in the middle (... above) you see, what all twelve monthly pages look like, if you decide for a portrait format European style calendar: The monthly art work is as large as the title picture. On the rights side you see, what you get, if you decide for a 50:50 style calendar: The art work remains in the same size for twelve months, but a "tool section" is added below: The artwork now covers only half the area, twelve months in the same size, and is replaced in the lower half by the "tool area" . The calendar as a grid with large fields for notes.
Discover the difference – or, in the case you find my description complicated – in many examples in which I show you the difference between European Style monthly pages and 50:50 style monthly pages in several rooms of a house, in an apartment, in an office, in two kids' rooms and a waiting / reception area.
Yet another composer calendar: It's the same with the cover page at "Google Images": There, the two styles of the front pages of each calendar look the same. However, they are different when you go from there to each inside page. As a rule, there are also no portrait format calendars in the brochure style, but only those like the one in the middle above. While the inside pages in the style common in Germany are the same size as the front page of each calendar, it's different for a US-style calendar: Its size doubles because the "design part" remains the top part and adds the grid in the same size. Anyway: The design part remains the same size as the title, but a gigantic ugly part adds the same size at the bottom.
Our actual pipe organ wall calendar ... the title page. Please make sure, and that is true in particular in the middle of the year, whether it is still the pipe organ calendar for the current year ... or whether it's the pipe organ calendar for the oncoming season. The monthly pages below fit to the title page above.
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The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... January.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... February.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... March.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... April.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... May.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... June.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... July.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... August.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... September.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... October.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... November.
The actual pipe organ wall calendar ... December.
One more calendar – no pipe organ calendar – but you get a perfect impression about the size of the calendar. This is the small one. However, it is one of our favorite music calendars. Are you interested to discover all monthly pages? Click here, select the composers calendars section and decide for this particular one. You are interested in examples, which we hung in living areas, kitchens, kids' rooms, waiting and reception areas? Scroll down, it's below the next two comparison pics.
Yessss, a pipe organ calendar. You see the December page (... the "12" stands for December ...), you learn, where this pipe organ is located (... hard to read in this pic, but it's in the left lower corner), and all together is a cool art work and may upgrade every room or office, waiting or reception area.
Again no pipe organ calendar – it is a composers calendar – but a cool example to show you how our biggest calendars can fit into a living or working area. In this calendar there are twelve combinations: These are the famous classical musicians and the cities which are related to them. You might like this one and want to explore the twelve monthly calendar pages. Just click on this link.
There is another composers calendar to discover. A mixture between traditional portraits of the musicians and a modern notes and music collage. The DIN A2 size artwork (16.5 in x 23.4 in) is just amazing. You can not compare this size with the smaller and the smallest calendars, which we offer. Plus, the calendrical at the bottom is just an art component. Plus ... there is no space to leave hints. You find this composers calendar cool, and you want to discover all twelve combinations. That is possible here.
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This is a little complicating and I found this out not earlier than after three years, shortly after the wife of my US cousin asked me whether I believe offering calendars seems to be a good idea, when everyone uses his or her smartphone today. I didn't understand what she meant, so we jumped on the internet, and she showed me, how a calendar is "constructed" which we today call a "50:50" style calendar. And ... you don't realize that from the outside.
That was shortly before Christmas, and we wanted to find out, how the majority of all wall calendars – no matter which subject – looked like in the USA. While I was shopping for shoes, Peter "investigated" in a special calendar shop inside a mall with all kinds of calendar subjects. He found out, that 95 out of 100 calendars followed this "50:50 philosophy".
Here in Germany, "50:50 calendars" are a just a really tiny fraction, when it comes to nice wall calendars. And even later we found out they call those calendars "brochure calendars", which doesn't have to make sense for you now. 100 percent of all wall calendars, in the way we offer it in the shop of "Bach 4 You", are what we today call "European Style" on our English website. And already a few years later, we also offered these brochure calendars at the same time. However, on a completely different production route ... that is via our online store at Zazzle.
After that hint of Dwight and Michele we first focused on describing them as accurately as possible, to make it clear that we only offer these "European style" calendars (... at "Bach 4 You"), and in particular these European-style pipe organ calendars. And then ... we found..... Zazzle. And today this gift platform Zazzle offers us the possibility to offer both styles, that is the pipe organ calendars and very many other calendars in the European style and at the same time also in the 50:50 style (... this however is certainly more exciting for "our Americans" than for us Germans ... how it is common in other countries, is what we do not know). What this means for you today is, that you can order many, many calendars in both styles. The pipe organ calendar as a cool decoration ... or just as a "tool" to leave the hints for future dates and notes. Only my shop Bach 4 You offers such a possibility. Many calendars, two styles, three sizes.
What a cute three months page. That is how calendars looked like in 1925.
Once again – maybe in other words – back to the hard to explain difference between a portrait format and a landscape format, when it comes to explaining the difference between a European style calendar and a 50:50 style calendar. In an upright format calendar, the two pics above show the two different styles, when you get to the January page and the following months. The decoration part is "halved" by 50 % to make place for the "grid", the tool, the calendar. Get a better feeling in the photo collection down that page. So an upright calendar with a particular size minimizes the nice portion by 50 % when it comes to enjoying the twelve monthly pages. Landscape format calendars are practically nonexistent in this form.
Here the calendrical on the left is an absolutely secondary part.
Complicated, complicated: On the left, you can see exactly what this calendar looks like with the "Google Images" result when you type in "pipe organ calendar" or, in our case above, "composers calendar." The title page is the same size for both. What you don't learn about this calendar, however: When unfolded, it is a portrait format. The difference starts when you get to the first page of the month and all eleven of the following interior pages: The format "doubles" for a 50:50 style calendar, however, not by a nice section. If you want the calendar to "dress up" a dining room or an area that isn't really a "work area," the extra 100 percent is an "ugly but useful" grid. Confusing ... because of my poor description? Just check out the rest of the image sequence below, and then it will become more obvious.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 1: Imagine your favorite music calendar in your bathroom or in your guest bathroom. Compare it to a US style calendar in the picture below ...
... no way! However, are you interested to meet all calendar pages of the composers calendar with the title "Splash"? Click here please.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 3: A reception area is the perfect place for a European style music calendar, however a 50:50 style calendar would be a no-no here! This calendar was definitely inspired by the Mt. Rushmore Memorial. Discover more pages here.
Not a pipe organ calendar, picture no. 4: This kitchen is so cool, that you have to decide, whether the space above is perfect for an art work ...
... or for the 50:50 calendar type. It's your choice.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 6: Yes, here is the perfect place for a cool tool. Not that visible for guests, plus some space to put in notes. A close-up is next.
This calendar style is, what we offer via Zazzle: our 50:50 style composers calendars and our 50:50 style pipe organ calendars.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 8: Your older kid's bedroom could be a location, where both calendar types fit. The European style calendars and ...
... the 50:50 style calendar, too. It's your teen's choice.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 10: A special music room is the perfect location for a European style calendar. However, not for a 50:50 style calendar at all.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 11: Here is the room, where great future musicians and composers grow up. A 50:50 style calendar would be really nasty here. A European style calendar is instead like a noble painting. Do you want to see it closer?
Here is a close-up for you.
Not a pipe organ calendar picture no. 13: A hallway is the perfect place for a European style calendar. There are so many themes and colors that you can definitely find the perfect match in color design.
You own a business, a lawyer's office, a tax agency or a real estate company? Upgrade one wall with a music calendar. However, we mean, not with a typical 50:50 style calendar. So, do you love this art work in particular and want to see the other monthly pages? Click here.
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Doesn't the color match to perfection?
What a decoration in your master bedroom. We don't think it's necessary to show what a 50:50 calendar would look like here.
The owner of the Publishing House and the author of all music calendars, in particular on this pipe organ calendars page: a miniature dream team ... my husband and I. He produces the ideas. Tons of ideas. And after that, it's my "job" to make them come alive. However, we do that for four decades already, and it's fun to create cool stuff related around the music.
The Johann Sebastian Bach Monument in Weimar, Germany, actually a cute, "tiny" art work, which doesn't show how great this musician's works were.
In the Johann Sebastian Bach Church (... it was called the "New Church" in the 1710s) in Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany, the first organ is located, on which the master performed as an organist.
Johann Sebastian Bach is undoubtedly an organ player like no other musician in the world. What most people know is that he was a composer. However, fewer know that he was an organist who "invented" many pipe organ works, including the probably most famous pipe organ work "Toccata". But, hardly anyone knows that Bach – even at a young age – was a really famous pipe organ expert. No other musician combines these "three pipe organ disciplines".
But the best pipe organ player ever? How can you "measure" something like that? We need to find a "tool" to find out. Let us research and combine what other personalities – in more than 250 years – have said about Bach and "his competitors", and we learn that no other composer in "Bach's league" received so much special honor that he was ennobled as the Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Court Composer. Famous musicians like Handel, Beethoven, Mozart and all the other greats could not "compete" with Bach in this discipline. And even if someone thinks that these musicians or composers were better organists – though it is also a matter of taste – there is one proof that makes Bach the best of all. It is said that Bach had huge hands, so he could reach more keys than most of his "competitors" (.... in "our game"). But that is not yet all. He was so enthusiastic and ambitious that he is said to have played the keys with a little stick in his mouth, which he could not reach when both hands and feet were "busy". So, he is the only musician that history tells about who operated this "queen of all instruments" with his two hands, his two feet and his mouth. This makes Johann Sebastian the most talented and famous pipe organ player in the world and of all time. This makes Johann Sebastian Bach without a doubt an organ specialist like no other musician in the world.
These pipe organ calendars are available – in both the European style and the 50:50 style (... with a grid) – in the European style in three sizes each. Just click here. We can print every single pipe organ calendar of the last years, so you can get every single pipe organ calendar "print on demand", printed especially for you. Of course, your desired pipe organ calendar will then have the current timetable. Via the link above, you can explore the individual monthly pages of the current pipe organ calendar and the pipe organ calendars of the past years.
Johann Nicolaus Forkel, the first biographer of Johann Sebastian Bach, based his work on conversations with the master's sons, and he was the one who spread about this cool story about the Thomas Cantor and the "story of the operation of the organ with a stick in his mouth". This first mentioned of about 700 Bach biographies dates from 1788. At least we thought so for a long time.
The only biography about Johann Sebastian Bach, that dates earlier than Johann Nicolaus Forkel's biography is the (... actually short) biography of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel and two more authors, written in 1750 and published in 1754, the Necrology of J.S. Bach. We found out, that CPE, how Bach experts also call him, forwarded the story with the little stick when playing the pipe organ in Bach's mouth.
The most famous Johann Sebastian Bach Monument, in Leipzig, Saxony in Germany. However, it's only one of two Bach monuments in this music metropolis. The second monument, the so-called Old Bach Monument, is located just 30 steps away, right next to the St. Thomas Church. By the way: Meet all the Bach monuments here, there are 33.
Have you ever heard of such a calendar? We don't. A Bismarck Calendar.
This is no postage stamp, but a so-called food stamp (... not in the sense of nowadays food stamps). It tells that the company "Liebes & Teichtner" was located in Leipzig, Saxony in Germany, and upgrades that information with the add-on "Biggest calendar company". However, it does not tell: Is it the biggest ... in Leipzig? ... in Saxony? ... in Germany? ... or on the planet?
A Chinese postage stamp is honoring Chinese inventions, In our case it's ... the invention of the calendar ... of course. The stamp is issued in 2005.
This is the "Convenient Teller's Big, Illustrated House and Family Calendar". And that is for the year 1917.
This is "The True 100 Year Calendar" valid until the year 1984/1985. We guess, it was then released in the year 1884/1885.
It is the "The Limping Messenger's Calendar of Lahr for the Resident and Farmer" for the year 1933 in its 133rd volume. That means, the first edition dated back to 1800.
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The German Federal Post Office issued this stamp in the year 1982. It reminds of the 400th Anniversary of the Gregorian Calendar.
A Bulgarian set of postage stamps from the year 1993 is related to the subject of the calendar in general.
You just have to visit Martin Doering's pipe organ website, which in German is called "Die Orgelseite.de": Of course he also provides English pages for you. Music, exciting pipe organ reading and pictures of more than 6,000 pipe organs from all over the planet.
Pipe organ calendars, music calendars, composers calendars, Bach calendars: so many gifts for musicians, so many music gifts. Plus, many music calendars come in two styles –European Style and "50:50" Style ... unique on the planet.
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