OPUS musicians have been involved in a year-long project, supporting the development of music and story-making for early years children and their families in library settings across Derbyshire. The project was hugely successful, with many libraries continuing to deliver practice beyond the project. The project was managed and supported by Derbyshire County Council with funding from Youth Music. The full evalution report has now been published. Story Rhythm and Rhyme Evaluation Report.
OPUS musicians are all highly trained for music and health practice by internationally renowned leaders in this field, Musique & Santé. Nick Cutts has previously trained alongside a European team of musicians in Manchester, Paris, Krakow and Dublin under the guidance of Musique & Sante trainers. In December 2010, Marianne Clarac, a trainer and musician from Musique & Santé visited Derby for a week to deliver training to all OPUS musicians along with others from the region. Nick is now training again in Manchester and Paris with … Continue Reading ››
'Kissing Tree Lane' is an OPUS Ensemble arrangement/composition from 2009. The first part of the tune is an arrangement of a tune entitled Kissing Tree Lane by Rob Harbron, while the second part entitled Apple Tree Games is an OPUS composition. OPUS Ensemble are Nick Cutts, Richard Kensington, Sarah Matthews and Laura Zobel. Click on the player on the right hand sde to listen. Enjoy!