07 januari 2024
Première 'Kinetic'

Oranje Minnertsga (conducted by Bienze Ijlstra) will premiere the work Kinetic at their 'Royal Brass in Concert' on 14 January 2024. Check out the website of Oranje for more info about this concert. The work can also be found via several streaming platforms from 15 January, recorded by Oranje Grootegast (conducted by Jan Werkman) .

December 16, 2023
Première 'Unbreakable Ties'

During the Christmas concert of Brass Band Da Capo Drogeham ( conducted by Bienze Ijlstra) on December 23, 2023, the composition "Unbreakable Ties" which was written especially for them will be premiered. Check the Da Capo website for more info on this concert.

December 1, 2023
Première 'Bright Future'

During the New Year's concert of the KNA Hierden wind band (led by Arno Groeneveld) on Feb. 3, 2024, the composition 'Bright Future' will be premiered. The work was offered to them by the ONFK because of their championship in 2023. Check the website of KNA Hierden for more info on this concert.

November 13, 2023
Première 'Vita Iter'

On December 8, the Reformed Brass Band Groningen (conducted by Jan Werkman) will premiere the composition 'Vita Iter'. This work was written in honor of the wedding ceremony of Frits and Zwannie Werkman and will be performed during their wedding ceremony in the "PetrusKerk" in Leens.

October 4, 2023
Recording session Oranje Grootegast

The works 'Kinetic', 'Vita Iter' and 'Bright Future' will be available soon on a variety of streaming services. Oranje Grootegast (led by Jan Werkman) recorded the works.

September 11, 2023
Première 'Anaphoric'

On November 18, the Bazuin Augustinusga (conducted by Gerk Huisma) will premiere the work 'Anaphoric' during Novemberwinds 2023. The work was offered to them by the ONFK in honor of the championship in 2022. Check the Bazuin website for info and tickets.

August 21, 2023
Autumn catalog 2023 is the label under which Arend Gerds has been publishing his music for Fanfare, Concert Band, Brass Band and Flexible Ensemble since 2020. Discover new repertoire through the online catalog and webshop at Besides the possibility to purchase the compositions, you will also find additional information, sample scores, ScorePlay and recordings.

May 10, 2023
Première 'Rewenich'

'Rewenich', a new work for Fanfare (based on the medieval Sneker knight Rienck Bokkema), will be premiered by Harmonie Sneek conducted by Arend Gerds on May 13, 2023. The concert will take place in Theater Sneek. Tickets are available through this link.

January 11, 2023
Première 'Monolith'

'Monolith', a new work for brass band (based on the Groninger Forum), will be premiered by the Provincial Brass Band Groningen conducted by Richard Visser on February 26, 2023. The concert will take place in the small hall of the Oosterpoort in Groningen. Tickets are available at

November 30, 2022
'Dodo van Haska'

'Dodo by Haska' was commissioned by the Golden Spiker Festival. In the upcoming edition of the Golden Spiker Festival, this work is the test-piece for the fourth division brass band. The work is now available in the webshop and through AM Music.

November 24, 2022
EP Release

'Where Earth and Sky meet' and 'Toward the unknown' are now available for streaming online via Spotify and Apple Music, and others; both played by C.M.V. Oranje Grootegast under the direction of Jan Werkman.

June 14, 2022
ONFK 2023

'Where Earth and Sky meet', written for cmv Burdine, has been chosen as the compulsory work for the Open Dutch Fanfare Championships 2023 (3rd division)! The composition was recently premiered and is now available through the webshop and AM Music.

May 10, 2022

On May 12, the premiere of the composition 'ANNO' will take place. The work was written for carillon (Peperbus in Zwolle), swinging bells, concert carillon and two trumpets, on the occasion of the opening of the new museum ANNO (in Zwolle). The 'opening piece' will sound around 18:30 as the start of all kinds of activities surrounding the opening of this new museum.

May 5, 2022
New Music Now

New Music NOW is commissioning 20 composers to create a new composition and an audiovisual production of it. The Provinciale Brassband Groningen and composer Arend Gerds will engage in a collaboration in which a new work entitled 'Monolith' (working title), will be composed by Arend Gerds and premiered by the Provinciale Brassband Groningen. AE Audio Productions will make an audiovisual production of this new work, recorded at a location that will also be the subject of the composition, being the Forum in Groningen.

March 11, 2022
'Where earth and Sky meet'

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the composition 'Where Earth and Sky meet' will be premiered by C.M.V. Burdine. The work was written especially for them on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary. For more information about this concert, visit the Burdine website.

March 2, 2022
'Toward the unknown'

On April 10, the work 'Toward the unknown' will be premiered by the Achterhoeks Fanfare Orchestra (conducted by Gerd Wensink). The composition was written especially for this orchestra and project. The Achterhoeks Fanfare Orkest is an ambitious project orchestra with the goal of making fanfare music that touches, inspires and crosses boundaries. The program includes several premieres.

December 29, 2021

Release 'Hybrid'

On Jan. 1, 2022, a new EP called 'Hybrid' will be released on various online streaming platforms. This new EP includes recordings of the compositions 'Hybrid' and 'Ancient Sequences', played by the North Dutch Saxophone Quartet. The recording session was made possible in part by Investeringsfonds muziek.

November 1, 2021
'Tuba Vocalis'

Luc Geraats: ‘I’m very happy to announce that I’m going to record my very first solo album! Together with Orpheus Classical as label i’ll be recording music by Bach, Gerds, Baggermans, Overhead and Verstegen soon! Stay tuned!’ (bron:

June 1, 2021

The North Netherlands Saxophone Quartet and composer Arend Gerds present an open-air concert series from music domes in and around the city of Groningen. Part of the program is the work 'Hybrid', composed especially for this quartet. This project has been made possible by the Performing Arts Fund.

January 1, 2021
'Het geluid van Eemsdelta'

'How does the new Eemdelta municipality sound?' That question is central to the search of Manon Luchies and Jurgen van Tolie, the 'culture hosts' of the IVAK Foundation, and the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO) for 'the sound of Eemsdelta'. To then incorporate this sound into a piece of music.'