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年の暮れに演奏される「第九」の魅力

年末になると、毎年決まってベートーベンの「交響曲第9番」が演奏されます。
場所によっては、この第九の演奏を聴くだけでなく、市民が合唱に参加できるイベントが開催され、大いに賑わいを見せるところもあります。
実際、年々参加者も増える傾向にあり、第九の演奏日までに熱心に合唱の練習が繰り替えされています。
また、参加者の声からは、一度この第九の合唱に参加すると、止められなくなるという声をよく聞きます。
第九には、人を引き付ける不思議な力があるのでしょうか。
もともと、第九が年末に演奏されるようになったのは、日本独特の文化です。
この文化が形成された背景には、日本のあるオーケストラ(管弦楽団)が、きっかけでした。
このオーケストラは、演奏会を開いてもなかなか、観客数が満員になる事がなく、経営が赤字状態になっていた時代がありました。
この頃、ちょうど年末の演奏会で、たまたまベートーベンの第九番の交響曲「合唱付き」の全曲演奏を始めて試みたところ、非常に聴衆にうけ、それ以降、第九は日本の人々に広く知られるようになった、と言われています。
一度第九を聞くと、誰もが圧倒的な力量感と、荘厳な旋律による合唱に魅了される事でしょう。
第九演奏会における合唱に参加する人々も、聴くだけでは満足できず、自ら唄ってみるというスタンスに変化していったケースが圧倒的に多い特徴があります。
そういった点で、第九は時代と共に人々に愛され、人々が育んできた面も大きく、またこのような背景こそが、人の心を掴んで放さない、第九の魅力に発展していったとも言えます。

Hmm, the Giants and a running back: What possible link could there be?

There are some pieces already on the roster, most notably promising Wayne Gallman, a 2017 fourth-round pick, plus underachieving holdover Paul Perkins and a newly signed veteran, former Panthers workhorse Jonathan Stewart. There’s no ringleader, though, and Saquon Barkley out of Penn State with the No. 2 overall pick would make a heck of a lot of sense. The Giants also like several backs they could get in the second or third round if they pass on Barkley.

Kapler, 42, is one of five MLB managers making his debut in a challenging East Coast market this spring. The New York Mets’ Mickey Callaway and Boston’s Alex Cora are a combined 23-5 and living the dream. The Yankees’ Aaron Boone and Nationals’ Dave Martinez are doing their best to navigate bumpier Aprils with supposed powerhouse teams off to middling starts.

Kapler’s first season in Philadelphia was supposed to be about development. The Phillies haven’t had a winning record since 2011 and were ostensibly in building mode for one more year. Then, some unforeseen buying opportunities emerged, management spent $169 million on free agents Jake Arrieta, Carlos Santana, Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek, and the timetable for competitiveness received a nudge in a more urgent direction.

He played 2017 with the Giants, where he will be remembered for starting in Eli Manning’s place, ending Manning’s 210 consecutive regular-season game streak. The decision by Ben McAdoo helped get him fired, and Manning returned under center the following week.

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Robinson Cano hasn’t slowed down yet. The eight-time All-Star is off to a blistering start, with a batting average of .375 and reaching base more than 50 percent of the time. His bat has helped the Mariners get off to a strong start despite a nine-game absence for Nelson Cruz, who returned to the lineup Saturday. So far, the offense has offset Seattle’s starting pitching woes. — Casellajets_097

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Oh, there is no doubt come the night of April 26, they will come rolling off the board, early and often, with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen hearing their names called out in the first handfuls of picks. The Browns will take one. So will the Jets. The Giants? Probably not. Perhaps the Broncos go quarterback at No. 5. The Bills are desperately trying to move up from No. 12 to get one of them.
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Are all these guys worth the tumult and shouting? Are any of them?

I wouldn’t give you a nickel for a couple of those quarterbacks that everybody is slobbering all over themselves about and could go in the top five, Dan Shonka told The Post. It makes me ill.”

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Dez Bryant learned that the hard way on Friday.

Following his release from the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant took to Twitter to express his thought process post-schism. Although the 29-year-old receiver admitted the move was a business decision and one that he expected, Bryant still took the release personally.
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If Bryant wants to get back at the Jones and the Cowboys organization for how they handled his departure, landing with one of Dallas’ most hated rivals is a good way to start.

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The move comes after the 29-year-old Bryant met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who personally broke the news of the club’s plans to part with the player they drafted with the 24th overall pick in 2010.

Plenty of teams will line up to take a run at the big-bodied pass-catcher with the soft hands and reputation for speaking his mind鈥攊ncluding more than a few clubs that will likely wish they had held back a bit more cap space.

As Bryant becomes a surprise free-agent prize less than two weeks before the draft, here’s a look at the suitors who make the most sense for both player and team.

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He played in all 16 games in 2015, getting 31 offensive snaps and making his first career start as an extra blocker. In 2016, he played 12 games with five starts, getting 347 offensive snaps.

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We didn’t do a lot this series offensively, but we did enough to win the series. You can’t complain too much about how you win as long as you win. — Hinch

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Astros: Justin Verlander (1-0, 2.31) will start Monday for the opener of a three-game series in Minnesota. Verlander has allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out 14 in 11 2/3 innings across his first two starts this season.

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49ers bringing in linebacker Korey Toomer for a visit

We’ve reached the filling in the blanks phase of free agency, and the 49ers are still thinking about a few additions before the draft.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are bringing Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer in for a visit.

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Josh McDaniels explains why he reversed decision on Colts job to stay with Patriots

There’s not much love lost for Josh McDaniels in Indianapolis after he backed out of the Colts head coach job to stay on as the Patriots offensive coordinator earlier this offseason.
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But as McDaniels explained Monday, his decision wasn’t about the Colts organization 鈥?it was about what he thought was best for his family and his future.
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Indianapolis did a tremendous job. They have a tremendous organization and I was lucky to be considered and I just think once I found out [what my future in New England was], I made the right decision for me and my family at this time, McDaniels said (via The Boston Globe).

Look, I’m privileged to have the opportunity to do that and when they kind of crystallized that 鈥?’Hey, here’s what we see going forward and here’s how we would like you to fit into it’ 鈥?it gave me a reason to stop and say, ‘All right, what’s the best decision for me?’ And certainly it was difficult. But I made the decision on my own, nobody pushed me into it.

Still only 41, McDaniels may likely get another chance to be an NFL head coach. However, any GM outside of New England may balk at his word.

As the No. 5 starter, Skoglund has been skipped because of off days and three snow-day postponements.

Skoglund went 1-2 with a 9.50 ERA in five starts and two relief appearances last season. He pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings on May 30 versus the Detroit Tigers to win his big league debut 1-0 against Justin Verlander. In his final 11 2/3 innings, he allowed 19 earned runs.

Skoglund went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four spring training appearances, striking out 11 and walking none in 10 2/3 innings, permitting four earned runs.

I see a pretty big difference in him, Royals manager Ned Yost said of Skoglund’s confidence level. Last year this was all new and big and quick for him up here. In spring training, you could tell the game has slowed down, that he’s got a lot Marcell Ozuna Youth jersey more confidence in his ability. I’m hoping for the best for him tomorrow with the weather the way that it is.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett received a dreaded vote of confidence from owner Jerry Jones after last year’s 9-7 campaign.

I certainly know a lot about Jason Garrett. Because of that, I can very quickly and candidly say that he’s not, his job is not an issue here at all, Jones said in December, per the Associated Press (via USA Today).
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Sanchez’ post-game comment on Friday night: It just happened on that one pitch. That’s when I felt the cramp. The doctor checked me and he told me it was a cramp. I’ve just got to wait and see how I feel. This is the first time it happened to me.

Boone’s take on Saturday morning: I saw Gary today. He was already in the whirlpool. We think he’s doing pretty well. He’s walking normally. He’s tired from (Friday) night obviously. Maybe it was just cramping. Obviously, he’s off (Saturday), but we’re hoping we avoided something. When I first looked out there (Friday) and he’s down, you obviously have a lot of concern. At this point, it appears to be minor.

We all make mistakes, but at least hope to be in the ballpark–literally or figuratively.

That mantra didn’t quite work out for The Denver Post ‘s guide to Coors Field for Colorado Rockies fans. While the written content and guide to the park was likely excellent, the photo used on the lead of The Denver Post ‘s sports section was, well, not quite on point.

Instead of a photo of Coors Field, the paper ran a photo of Citizens Bank Park–as in the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

How does a mix-up like that happen? Any guess is a good one, but here’s an excuse that can be ruled out pretty quickly: Colorado hasn’t faced off early in this season with the Phillies or at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, so the idea of a recent photo accidentally working its way in doesn’t feel applicabile.

As you can imagine, Twitter had a field day reacting to the mistake.

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It looks a lot like the organization insisting that star quarterback Andrew Luck is fine as days turns into weeks turn into months.

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That was the story in 2017, as shoulder surgery ended up sidelining Luck for the entire season.
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It’s been well over a year since Luck had surgery on his right shoulder, and he still hasn’t thrown a football since. However, Colts general manager Chris Ballard continued to sound optimistic about Luck’s availability for offseason workouts during a recent appearance on The Grady and Big Joe Show on 1070 The Fan, according to Matt Danely of Stampede Blue.

He’s still on the team because he’s an incredibly valuable member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles de facto GM Howie Roseman said at the annual NFL meetings on Monday afternoon. When you talk about that position and what’s gone on, you’ve seen it in the free-agent market, Theoren Fleury Jersey you’ve seen it in the trade market. We’re in the business of making sure we get the right value for the player. What our value is for a player is going to stick.
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Earlier this week, head coach Doug Pederson told NFL Network that Wentz is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Roseman, without specifically talking about the injury, said he agrees with the head coach.

If that’s true, Foles becomes an expensive insurance policy for the 2018 season; he has a cap hit of $7.6 million. But with a starting quarterback coming off a serious knee injury, it’s understandable why the Eagles want to be blown away if they’re going to trade Foles. It’s not going to get done for a middle-of-the-road draft pick or two.

Listen, those guys have bats, Jansen said. They compete, too. Nobody wants to get beat. Nobody wants to blow saves. Nobody wants to lose games, but the situation of the game, it happens. What can I do I’ve just got to bounce back tomorrow and help the Dodgers win.

Yasiel Puig made two fine defensive plays for the Dodgers in the 14th, catching Goldschmidt’s drive at the right-field fence and then throwing out Ketel Marte trying to advance to second on a deep flyout by Pollock.

Marinovich, 48, said last year that he’s been sober since a 2016 arrest, when he was found naked in a backyard holding a brown bag containing marijuana and methamphetamine. He was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

He had to stay out of legal trouble for 36 months to avoid jail time.

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Leonard’s report, which cited multiple NFL sources, hit the internet before the Los Angeles Rams handed a one-year, $14 million deal to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

The Raiders were 0-8 and looking for a new stadium deal. McCallum was invited to attend the game as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service Weekend, recognizing Veterans Day. He was in charge of lighting the ceremonial eternal flame honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis. Afterward, on the field, he made his case for Las Vegas to Mark Davis.

I know you’re trying to move out of Oakland and are working on the deal to L.A., McCallum said to Davis, but have you ever thought about coming to Las Vegas

According to McCallum, Davis said that he had considered it and even discussed it informally with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman, who suggested a potential stadium site out by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, roughly 12 miles north of downtown. (It was revealed later that Davis had purchased the website domain for LasVegasRaiders.com in 1998).

McCallum didn’t like the speedway location and offered an alternative.

You need to come down to Las Vegas and meet with UNLV, he told Davis. I think it would be a great partnership there, and I think there’s money here to help get this done.

Apparently one network feels the reduced amount of breaks worked last season and will continue to use them. At the annual NFL owners meeting, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said that he was happy with the changes to the game presentation that took effect last season. He added that there won’t be any more major changes coming to the way we watch NFL games on TV in 2018.

Will anyone catch the Astros Can the Dodgers return to the World Series A new MLB season is here.

Taylor’s ascension is more than the story of a player finding himself mid-career. It reflects a key trait about the way the Dodgers operate. It’s not just about financial resources. It’s not just about paying equal attention to the traditional areas of scouting and minor league development. It’s also about finding diamonds in the rough and having a coaching staff that helps second-chance veterans become better versions of themselves.

Part of having depth is also creating opportunity, Zaidi said. We can talk about depth, but no player wants to view themselves as depth. Every player believes in his ability to be a big leaguer and believes he has a chance to impact the team, given that chance.patriots_104

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NFL Competition Committee Plans to Alter Catch-Rule Language, Replay Process

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said Tuesday that the league is closing in on clarifying its controversial catch rule.
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According to Mark Maske of theWashington Post, Vincent said the NFL plans to eliminate two factors that can cause incompletions.

Slight movement of the ball, it looks like we’ll reverse that, he said. Going to the ground, it looks like that’s going to be eliminated. And we’ll go back to the old replay standard of reverse the call on the field only when it’s indisputable.

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James reached the ball over the goal line, but it moved when it hit the ground, which caused the replay official to overturn it.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger then threw an interception two plays later, and the Pats won to essentially clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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So, basically, the Jets have paid $500,000 now in exchange for the ability to evaluate Bridgewater throughout the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason before deciding whether to keep him on the active roster when the regular season begins, and the $5 million becomes at that point as a practical matter fully guaranteed.

The Authentic Minnesota Vikings Jersey chance that Bridgewater won’t see his $5 million base salary increases if the Jets pick a quarterback with the third overall choice in round one. If that’s what the Jets do, Bridgewater could take full advantage of his chance to show via the preseason that he can still ; if he gets cut after showing that he can still perform, someone else will surely be interested in giving him another chance.

Alternatively, Bridgewater could clamor to be cut or traded if/when the Jets pick a quarterback with pick No. 3. That would be a delicate P.R. strategy, but few would fault Bridgewater for wanting out in light of the arrival of a rookie arrival that could result in Bridgewater being dumped onto the market days before the regular season begins.

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