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Pieta Hextall



Pieta Hextall is a Christchurch-based composer and musician. She has recently returned from Melbourne, where she was an active member of the music community playing in a number of bands and ensembles including Umlaut, Progetto Corelli, and various orchestras. Pieta graduated from the New Zealand School of Music in 2012 with a MMus. She is currently studying a MTchLn at the University of Canterbury.

Pieta has had works performed and workshopped by the Hawthorn City Brass Band, Preston Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand String Quartet, the New Zealand School of Music Orchestra, Capital Brass, Christchurch Youth Orchestra, Gao Ping, Andrew Uren, Anne Loeser, Mette Leroy, Richard Haynes, Johnny Chang, and Donald Nicolson.

Composed (20)

Beating Cry

for mixed chamber septet, 5m 40s

Bridge of Remembrance

for orchestra, 5m 35s

Bubbling Waters

for flute, clarinet, piano, two violins, viola and cello, 10m

Cyclic Currents

for string quartet, 3m 10s

Etude II

for bass clarinet and bassoon, 2m

Etude III

for bass clarinet and bassoon, 2m 10s

Five Short Pieces for Brass Quintet

for brass quintet, 10m 29s

Four Short Pieces for Clarinet and Saxophone

for b flat clarinet/bass clarinet and soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone, 5m 40s

He Ngākau Aroha

for taonga pūoro, kapa haka and orchestra, 20m


for flute and piano, 4m 37s


for orchestra, 5m 40s

In Statu Quo

for two e-flat clarinets and two b-flat clarinets, 1m

Marx or Smith?

for clarinet, viola and piano, 11m

Planet Vandal

for piano, 10m


for mixed chamber ensemble, 10m


for orchestra, 5m

Seven Point Zero

for wind trio, 7m


for flute and violin, 7m 30s

The Price of the Mass Production of Knowledge

for baritone solo, four speaking voices, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon and cello, 12m

Unbroken Chain

for orchestra

Performances (1)

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra | Compassion

__BENJAMIN NORTHEY__ | chief conductor __TE AHIKAAROA__ | kapa haka __LIOR ATTAR__ | tenor ...