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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。

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Inside, as the Seahawks lost Richardson to Vikings, they picked up both Minnesota’s http://www.officialsanjosesharks.com/Adidas-Joonas-Donskoi-Jersey former starter in Tom Johnson and its top backup in Shamar Stephens. Those two will push Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones to be better. Johnson and Stephens were better than the incumbents against the run last season, which could get them on the field more if others can replace the lost pass-rush production.

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Murphy had surgery on his right knee in late October and he has missed the Nationals’ first 58 games of 2018.

Murphy began a rehab assignment in late May, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Sunday that Murphy was still a ways away from returning (via MLB.com).

Daniel Murphy is scheduled to get re-evaluated when the team gets back to DC, but Martinez says I think we’re still a ways from him getting activated from DL

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The Cardinals are set at left tackle with ever-improving D.J. Humphries. Left guard Mike Iupati is trying to have a rebound season at age 31 after his 2017 campaign was wiped out by an elbow injury.

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Hiring Ryan Grigson in 2012

Yes, Ryan Grigson selected Andrew Luck with his first draft choice as GM of the Colts. But my grandma could have made that pick, and she still asks me how the Houston Oilers are doing. Grigson doesn’t deserve much credit for that, but he does get much of the blame for one of the worst trades of this era.
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But it is also supposed to be fair, and the final few hours at Shinnecock Hills was anything but fair. The USGA, in its annual attempt to ensure the highest scores possible at its premier championship, set up the course on the absolute edge for the third round.

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McCoy also supplied positive comments about quarterbacks Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron, but his assessment of the big-armed Allen stood out and reiterated what we’ve heard from coaches and scouts throughout the spring.

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was looking forward to going to the White House, but did not want to address the canceled visit further.

The Eagles insisted that they remained united through everything, especially after the White House released statements Monday night and Tuesday saying the team used the planned visit as a political stunt, and that the Eagles abandoned their fans.

This is going to be a blanket statement, and then I’m not going to discuss it further, Pederson said. I was looking forward to going down, obviously. We did something last season that was very special. It’s a milestone here in the city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world champions. It is what it is. We’re here today. We’ve got an OTA practice. I’m focused on these next couple of days, getting through next week and onto training camp. So that’s where we’re at.

The players had met often during the three weeks since the invitation was extended in May. That included right up until the event was canceled Monday. Through it all, they kept saying they hadn’t formalized a plan. Some, such as Jenkins and Long, had said they planned to perform community service in Washington instead of going to the White House.

Sarkisian said having another year with Matt Ryan will benefit the offense because there is a huge trust factor after working together a full season.

As we see players make leaps in their second season on the job, play-callers can explode after becoming more comfortable with the playmakers on his new team. Shanahan’s tenure in Atlanta is instructive in this regard. The Falcons were 21st in scoring in Shanny’s first season before leaping to the top spot in his second.

Sarkisian would love to follow that example.

I think the biggest thing for me is just overall comfort level, Sarkisian said of beginning his second season. When I came in a year ago, it was learning the system that was in place. It was learning the players that were in place. In Year 2, I have a year in the system. Now I can make some of the tweaks that I feel like are needed for this offense to continue to grow. I’ve got a really good understanding of every player — and the things that they’re really good at, the things that they maybe need to work on, and things that I would be wrong in putting them in position to do.

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Mitchell had just heard the news of Montgomery’s impending surgery, which could keep him out of games until 2020.

Mitchell has seen improvement this season from Sheffield, who’s 0-2 with a 3.80 ERA in five starts since getting promoted from Double-A Trenton.
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Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a release that last Thursday the team informed the White House that 81 individuals from the organization would be made available. The next day, she said, the team attempted to reschedule the event, citing the fact that many players would not be in attendance, but Trump had pre-existing travel plans for the proposed dates.’

Unfortunately, the Eagles offered to send only a tiny handful of representatives, while making clear that the great majority of players would not attend the event, despite planning to be in D.C. today. In other words, the vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans.

Talks continued over the weekend, Sanders said, before Trump eventually changed course and rescinded the invitation. The White House announced Monday night that Tuesday’s ceremony would instead feature the playing of the national anthem and what Trump described Tuesday morning as other wonderful music celebrating our country.

In a statement later on Tuesday, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did not reference Trump or Sanders specifically but said, the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military.

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49ers LB Reuben Foster pleads no contest to weapons charges, gets probation

The Reuben Foster legal saga is over.
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The 49ers linebacker has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor weapons posssession, The Athletic reported. He was sentenced to two years probation, 232 hours of community service and must pay $235 in fines.

Alex Bregman connected on a solo shot in the fifth against Texas starter Doug Fister, who left the game with right knee soreness after throwing Akeem Spence Authentic Jersey one pitch in the sixth.

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My dream is to come back and play football again, Shazier said. I have that in the back of my mind during rehab and I’m trying to stay positive every single day.

I would be a liar if I said there haven’t been any bad days … but if there were 100 days, probably … two of them are bad.

Shazier, who suffered a serious back injury in December that required spinal stabilization surgery and left him in a wheelchair, acknowledged that the game comes with risks but said he isn’t worried about the possibility of being re-injured if he gets the opportunity to play again.

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He set a Devils record for goals in a single season when he netted 48 in 2005-06, and his 89 points that season ranks fifth-best in Devils history.

On Tuesday, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson continued pounding the Patriots 鈥?something he’d done a fair amount of before and after Philadelphia’s 41-33 championship victory in February.

In comments on The Steve Austin Show podcast, broadcast on Tuesday, Johnson even broke some news when he alleged that New Joe Mullen Womens Jersey England owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick each talked s鈥搕 to their Philadelphia counterparts, Jeffrey Lurie and coach Doug Pederson, before the big game.

Is this what we’ve become in Trump’s America? While you enjoy watching these players risk life and limb every weekend, people who look just like them are disproportionately victimized by poverty, police, politics and just about every other aspect of society. The real problem is not these athletes taking a knee, but race relations and classism in America.

If Marsh’s testimony was the lone example of hyperbolic praise, it would be easy to dismiss as premature hype. Over the past two years, however, Garoppolo has inspired an endless stream of plaudits from awe-struck, closed-practice witnesses.

Let’s examine the most vivid accounts:
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick paid his former No. 2 quarterback the ultimate compliment in November of 2016, insisting the transition was really seamless when Garoppolo stood in for the suspended Brady during first-team practice drills.
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Adrian Peterson posting his workout videos, hoping teams notice

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is in shape, and he wants NFL teams to know it.

Peterson has been posting videos of himself doing grueling cardio workouts on the treadmill, jumping onto boxes with a barbell on his back, and so on. Peterson said this week on ESPN that he’s hoping teams will notice those workouts and give him a call.

There’s no question that Peterson is in the kind of shape most people could never fathom, and he says the neck injury that ended his 2017 season is totally healed. But whether any team thinks he can still contribute remains to be seen.

Darnold’s development has included lots of rewinding and fast-forwarding through plays, and dissecting every move. He’s got that type of time now, because football is the only thing that matters these days.

I don’t have class, so I’m spending every single day in the film room or on the practice field, he said. So in regards to that, just being able to spend time watching football and playing football is awesome. To be able to come in here every single day and do it for a living, that’s pretty sweet.

Darnold also recognizes the value of working with McCown and Bridgewater on and off the field.

Avril said on Dave Dameshek’s podcast that a lot of guys got turned off to Carroll when the Super Bowl ended with Russell Wilson throwing a game-losing interception to New England’s Malcolm Butler, rather than the Seahawks calling a handoff to Marshawn Lynch, which Seattle players thought would have given them a game-winning touchdown. Avril said that if the Seahawks had won that Super Bowl, which would have been their second in a row, they probably would have won another one after that, too, because the team would have been more united.

If we win that Super Bowl I think we would have won another one, Avril said. I do think the team would have bought in more to what Coach Carroll was saying, instead of going the opposite way.

As it turned out, the Seahawks began to decline amid reports that key players were increasingly not on the same page. After losing that Super Bowl after the 2014 season, the Seahawks lost in the divisional round of the playoffs in 2015 and 2016, then failed to make the playoffs in 2017. Avril attributes that decline directly to seeing players start to wonder whether Carroll’s coaching was still effective.

Guys started kind of questioning him more instead of following his lead if we had won the Super Bowl, Avril said.

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Hyde was a second-round pick by the 49ers back in 2014.

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In Cleveland, Hyde is a good bet to dominate the carries, but figures to see a dramatic drop in targets. Whereas Hyde saw 87 targets last season, Crowell posted totals of 49 and 42 over the past two seasons. With Johnson (93 targets last year) and now Jarvis Landry in the mix, Hyde simply won’t be needed in the passing game as often as he was in San Francisco. He’s best viewed as a fringe RB2 option in 12-team leagues, whereas Johnson — a good bet for a slight dip in targets as the result of an improved supporting cast and regression-to-the-mean in the touchdown department — is a safer RB2 option in PPR.

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The elephant in the room with Lewis is his durability, as he has appeared in only 54 of a possible 112 regular-season games during his seven-year career. He has never been on the field for more than 36 percent of his team’s snaps in a single season, though he was active for all 19 of New England’s games last year.

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Phils’ ace nearly throws no-hitter

Like I always say, some of my best baseball memories are from here and always will be, said Happ, who will start against his former team on Sunday. Driving past the stadium on the highway and the place I used to live, just being in the city brings those memories back. Judging by (Friday night) it’s fun to see the crowd get into it again. The team’s playing well, they had a plan here and it looks like it’s putting a lot of excitement back into the city.
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This isn’t the first time the internet caught wind of Park singing Halo.

It’s crazy, it’s fun, he said, and it’s something I’ve been doing since high school.

Back in 2016, while at Northwestern (before transferring to Slippery Rock), Park similarly recorded a video in the team’s locker room that was picked up everywhere then, too.

So when Park walked into the Eagles locker room for the first time for minicamp, some of his new teammates already knew who he was.

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The NFL showed a collective will to quash protests

Agreeing on a rule change doesn’t necessarily show a collective agreement to keep Kaepernick and other prominent voices off rosters. But it does show that NFL owners have a common goal of shutting down protests during the national Mario Hezonja Authentic Jersey anthem.
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But Kaepernick’s case could try to show multiple teams advised each other not to sign the quarterback with Trump’s influence looming.

Brady is in Europe hanging out at the Monaco Grand Prix and he got in a workout, kind of.

Red Bull Racing posted a video of the star quarterback throwing a football from a huge yacht to Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is standing on another yacht.
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While the workout could just be a business deal based on the heavy ad presence in the video, it’s still leading to speculation.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said last week that he had been in contact with Brady and that the 40-year-old is excited for the 2018 season, but said Brady is spending time with his family and taking care of off-field commitments that he can’t do during the season. Kraft did say Brady will be at the team’s mandatory minicamp in June.

I was thinking back to when he joined us, where he’s blessed to have three children now and he’s built a number of businesses and has certain responsibilities, Kraft said, per The Boston Globe. I think it’s very hard for him to fulfill those during the season and the commitment that he has to football.

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