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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。

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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Reports from the NFL meeting indicate there could be truth to that:

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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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“We haven’t made a final determination on whether to pursue sports betting in Pennsylvania,” Penn National Gaming V.P. of public affairs and governmental relations Jeff Morris told Perez. “In addition to the high application and annual licensing fees, the challenge will be trying to make the 34-percent tax rate work — this would be the highest tax rate in the world on sports betting. For comparison, West Virginia recently passed a sports betting law at a 10-percent tax rate, which is the range most states are considering.”

This may keep many/any sports books from setting up shop in Pennsylvania, and in turn it may keep the state’s two NFL teams, the Steelers and the Eagles, from taking full advantage of the in-stadium betting experience. (Not to mention the five other major-league sports teams in Pennsylvania.)

The key for the Broncos as they look over their 2018 schedule is no secret regardless of opponents: If Denver can’t solve its quarterback problem, it will have another down season. Defenses in Los Angeles, Houston and Arizona, just to name a few, won’t make that task any easier.

Toughest tests: Beyond the typical challenges that come with road games in Kansas City, Los Angeles and Oakland, San Francisco will present Denver it’s toughest away game in 2018. The Broncos’ home games against the Texans, Rams and Steelers, teams that figure to be strong playoff contenders, pad the schedule with even more tests for whoever starts at QB in Denver.

Biggest breaks: Drawing the Texans, Rams and Steelers at home is a break for the Broncos, who also host the Browns as part of the AFC North matchup. Four of the five non-division games on Denver’s road schedule are winnable on paper.ravens_094

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Arizona, New Orleans will host the next two Super Bowls

The next four Super Bowls will be played in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles, respectively. The next two hosts will be announced this week.
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Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Arizona and New Orleans will be awarded Super Bowls LVII and LVIII during this week’s ownership meetings.

It’s the culmination of a process first reported during the 2017 season on NBC’s Football Night in America, with the NFL ditching the traditional bidding process and giving selected cities dibs. If the city that gets the opportunity to host the game declines, a traditional bidding process will ensue.

As explained in October, the NFL realizes that cities expend time and money in an effort to win the bidding process, and that they become disappointed when their bid isn’t selected. When Minnesota received Super Bowl LII, for example, cities like New Orleans resolved (we were told at the time) never to waste the time, effort, money, and emotion to bid on the game when competing with a new stadium.

In Games 1 and 2, Golden State relied way too much on the one-on-one brilliance of Kevin Durant, running 15 isolation plays for him in each of the first two games. On Sunday night, Golden State went back to the pick-and-roll between Curry and Draymond Green, a staple of its egalitarian offense. According to ESPN Stats & Information data, Golden State ran the Curry-Green pick-and-roll 13 times in Game 3, after going to it just 11 times in the first two games.

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I’m happy, Smith said. There’s a great chance that I won’t have to play with it this year. I haven’t wore it since the offseason training began, [and I] want to keep it going.

Vic Carucci’s detailed report聽in the聽Buffalo News聽recounts the highs and lows of Allen’s first practice. It also reveals that Bills legend Jim Kelly gave Allen some private pointers, both about throwing and life in upstate New York, after the minicamp session.

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Real or Not? Ozzie Albies, Gleyber Torres are already legit stars

The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 and all Ozzie Albies did was go 2-for-4, homer, walk and score all three runs. The home run came in the third inning off a first-pitch curveball from Vince Velasquez:
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That’s 14 home runs for Albies, ending a six-game homerless streak. Albies is now hitting .395 and slugging .791 in 43 at-bats when he puts the first pitch in play. Pitchers may want to reconsider their approach against him since he leads the majors in first pitches in play (seven more than anybody else and only 10 guys have at least 30 in play).

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Looks good. He’s out here moving around, Shurmur said. He’s chomping at the bit, wanted to get out and do more than we’re allowing him to at this point. We’re just trying to make sure everything is healed to the fullest before we put him out there.

After Beckham ran at about 70 percent and caught a few passes during drills, Shurmur approached him in the middle of the field. Beckham didn’t take another rep after the chat. The three-time Pro Bowler hasn’t been cleared Authentic Nick Castellanos Jersey to participate in high-impact or team drills.
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Beckham didn’t attend most of last offseason’s workout program. He has been hoping to land a new contract, even if there hasn’t been much progress. But Beckham is doing his part this spring to show that he is capable of being trusted by buying into the new regime’s program and attending practices.

Shurmur, who was hired earlier this year, is still happy that Beckham has attended a good chunk of the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. It’s valuable with them learning new offensive and defensive schemes.

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Will Brian Gutekunst keep upgrading Packers’ roster?

Four months have passed since the Green Bay Packers picked Brian Gutekunst to be their 10th general manager and it’s still too early to say whether he has more Ron Wolf or Ted Thompson in him when it comes to roster building.
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Gutekunst displayed some of the moxie that defined Wolf’s tenure this offseason with a major trade, some free agency risk-taking and a willingness to move up and down the draft board to get what he wanted.

Thompson never gave Trae Waynes Jersey coach Mike McCarthy and his staff the opportunity to make those decisions because he didn’t add veterans. Gutekunst has a chance to change that without really diluting the impact his first draft class has on the team.

The AFC is terrible and Baltimore’s schedule is not very difficult. And if the Ravens were going to pull Flacco off the field for performance reasons, they probably would have done it while he was stinking up the joint at some point in the last few seasons.聽 Verdict: Under. Baltimore lets Flacco give it one last shot before turning the reins over the Jackson next season.聽

Authentic Kids Enos Slaughter Jersey The same goes for the Patriots, who promoted Flores to replace Patricia in March. However, while Flores will coordinate the defense, he hasn’t been named defensive coordinator.

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I’ve never been big on titles, Flores said Friday as the Patriots made their assistants available to the media. I’m here to work. I’m here to help this team win any way I can. I think I’ve always said that in some form or fashion.

Yeah, if they want me to get water I’ll get water. If that’s the role you need to help us win then that’s what I’ll do.

Flores has started on a path that is well worn in New England and figures to serve him well in the future.

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Gray asked Brady if Patriots fans deserve an explanation.

“I don’t know,” he said. “That’s probably a better answer for the guy who owns our team.”

Browns exec on Josh Rosen: “Something about him . . . bothered me”

Browns V.P. of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith had plenty to say on Monday about how the team settled on quarterback Baker Mayfield. Highsmith also shared some insights on why the Browns didn’t settle on quarterback Josh Rosen.

If Philadelphia doesn’t move Kendricks this offseason, it very well may consider releasing him. Only $3.2 million of his remaining salary is guaranteed.

Realistically, we could put Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on this list. If he avoids the team for the majority of the offseason, the Steelers could grow tired of his antics and release him. However, he’d hold such high trade value—assuming Pittsburgh could convince Bell he’d be getting a long-term deal at his new destination so he would sign his tender—that it’s far more likely Pittsburgh would move him.

Instead, we’ll go with outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, who has spent the last three seasons with the Steelers. While Chickillo is more of a depth player behind Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, he is just 25 years old and has some edge-rushing value.

“I think Reggie has the maturity to understand that even though he’s this guy who has put up these unbelievable numbers, whose career is in the elite category, but can still come in and bring leadership to the room … I always thought the goal of the coaches is that [to] try to make these guys better than I was, you know?” Reich said, via the team’s website.

“And sometimes that’s hard for a player that has done the things that Reggie does, but I think he has that quality about him, that he can bring leadership and bring all of his experiences to the table — all his knowledge about route running — but still, this is about bringing the best out in these players and bringing them leadership, and I’m just really excited about that.”

One of Wayne’s former teammates is also helping tutor this generation of Colts. Robert Mathis is in his second season as a pass rushing consultant, but will have to wait to join Wayne in the team’s Ring of Honor after Wayne is inducted into it this November.

Trade rumors regarding Kendricks have swirled for much of the offseason. In mid-March, for example, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles were expected to shop Kendricks after they re-signed fellow linebacker Nigel Bradham.
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Another change to Chiefs defense: Rakeem Nu帽ez-Roches says it’s time to move on

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You will see (Corbett) out there, head coach Hue Jackson said on Friday. There is no question he will be out there, but I think you will see him moved around, too. We are going to kind of see where our best five guys are and how they play, but he will get an opportunity out there.

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You look at the contracts throughout the league, the tackles are the ones that are getting paid more, getting picked higher, Assistant General Manager Eliot Wolf said after the Browns selected Corbett, so if Austin’s able to be the left tackle, that would be great.

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Now, Gregory hopes for a second chance from the league.

I have been proud of Randy during this offseason, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. I’m very aware of how hard he’s working to get back in the league and get back on the field. We know that his talent level. It’s concerning that he needs to be in a team environment and needs to be a part of the regime of preparing to actually compete, and so all of that will be a challenge for him, but very doable.
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For some guys, it’s about getting your mind right. You gotta have some music to get ready for the war, says Dee Gordon, who ran Miami’s sound machine before getting traded to Seattle this offseason. For others, it’s about greasing the wheels and putting a room full of alpha males at ease. You need it because silence in the clubhouse is awkward, says Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who audits the audio in Washington. It helps you interact with your teammates. For Lindor, the Puerto Rican-born shortstop who moved to Florida when he was 12, it’s about more than merely interacting. Music helps you bring together different nationalities. It can unite a whole world.

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The Falcons needed more punch at receiver opposite Julio Jones, and this allows Mohamed Sanu to move back into a regular role in the slot. Ridley is more of a possession type, but that’s OK, as Jones still has plenty left as the gamebreaker. Ridley is a smooth route runner with good hands. Atlanta goes for its second’Bama boom at the position in eight years.

The Seahawks shock everyone with their pick of a running back who wasn’t expected to go until the second day. But they could get the last laugh with a highly productive college player who Authentic Mark Streit Jersey has all kinds of big-game ability. Seattle’s backfield has been ugly post-Beast Mode, and Penny has workhorse potential. Don’t be surprised if this pick becomes a lot shinier than it looks now.

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Report: Nashville leading contender to host 2019 NFL Draft

Remember when the Jets were looking like the worst team in the NFL going into 2017, and Darnold was locked in as a surefire top overall pick? No matter how much things have changed, they end up the same. It’s a great fit because the Jets need the QB who checks the most boxes now. Darnold’s ceiling might be a little lower than that of the other QBs in this class, but his arm, accuracy and athleticism form the closest thing to a polished product.
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Telfer won鈥檛 be on the open market as a free agent, however. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he has been claimed off of waivers by the Colts.
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Telfer played 299 offensive snaps for Cleveland last year, but didn鈥檛 see much of the ball as he ended the year with three catches for 36 yards. He joins Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron at tight end in Indianapolis.

Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie should be ecstatic if everything develops for Fitzpatrick to fall into their laps. They need a little help at safety, at cornerback and in the nickel. Where Fitzpatrick fits best as a versatile prospect is hard to pinpoint, which makes him difficult for some teams to take early. But not for Oakland, which could use his natural leadership qualities, too.

It has come full circle for the Dolphins to join the fun of pulling off a QB surprise. They’ve become more lukewarm on Ryan Tannehill and how far he can take them, especially coming off a major knee injury. Mayfield brings the moxie and winning energy Miami could use more of as it transitions offensively.
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The 26-year-old Elam was Baltimore鈥檚 first-round pick in 2013, but injuries and uneven play helped earn him a bust label. The Ravens let him walk after his 2017 arrest on drug charges, and he hasn鈥檛 resurfaced since.

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Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are owning the moment for Boston

Boston’s Aron Baynes is determined to protect the basket at all costs, even if the results routinely put the Aussie big man on the wrong side of a SportsCenter highlight.

Brown still had a bit of a scowl as he settled in behind the microphone. Despite wearing a “7uice” sweatshirt that incorporates his jersey number and “Juice” nickname, the 21-year-old was in no mood to talk about himself. He had posted a career-best 34 points and, with help from rookie Jayson Tatum, nearly willed Boston to victory after the Celtics overcame a 20-point deficit.

When Brown was done, a reporter wondered how many shots in a row he had been trying to make before he finally called it a day.

Said Brown: “Enough to feel good about myself.”

But the only thing that will truly make Brown feel good is to win. And win now.

Marks: Two teams not named Cleveland or Golden State. It is hard to bet against the Cavaliers and Warriors, but I am sticking with the top seeds, Toronto and Houston. As both teams have proved early in the playoffs, having home court gives them a distinct advantage over the field.

Pelton: Philadelphia and Golden State. Nobody in the East is playing at a higher level right now than the 76ers, and they have the cleanest path to the conference finals. On the other side, I go back and forth between the Rockets and Warriors daily. Who ultimately wins a potential conference finals matchup may hinge on the health of Curry and Luc Mbah a Moute.

Kevin Pelton, ESPN Insider: I think Thunder-Jazz is the most compelling Game 6 from a strategic standpoint. Oklahoma City changed the series in the second half of Game 5 by switching more pick-and-rolls and playing harder on defense. According to Second Spectrum tracking, Utah’s shot quality dropped from a 55.3 percent qSQ in the first half (quantified shot quality, the effective field goal percentage we’d expect from average players taking those shots based on location, type and nearby defenders) to 51.6 percent after halftime.canucks_1348

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