Hext, David

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Studies: Royal College of Music, London
Teachers: Keith Brightman, Alan Clumberland, Michael Skinner
Orchestra: Manchester - Hallé Orchestra
Family Members: Terry Hext (father-trombonist), Michael Hext (brother-trombonist)

David Hext was educated in Bedford and was a member of the Bedfordshire Youth Orchestra and Brass Band. David Hext studied composition and percussion at the Royal College of Music in London and was a member of the European Youth Orchestra. David Hext is Section Principal of the world-famous Hallé Orchestra, which is based in Manchester, England. While studying at the Royal College of Music in London, he became a member of the prestigious European Youth Orchestra and gained early experience by playing in almost every major orchestra in the United Kingdom. Leaving the Royal College, David Hext was invited to play with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra where he held the Sub-Principal position for six years. David Hext has written extensively for solo tuned percussion and timpani and his works are prominent in Trinity College London, London College of Music & Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. David Hext also owns and runs HEXTMUSIC.

Publications for Percussion

Books for Percussion

Tuned In
Four Graded Pieces for Two-Mallet Marimba
Four Graded Pieces for Multi-Mallet Marimba
LCM Tuned Percussion Grades 1 & 2
LCM Tuned Percussion Grades 3 & 4
LCM Tuned Percussion Grades 5 & 6
LCM Tuned Percussion Grades 7 & 8

Works for Percussion

Church Ope Waltz
Sound Blocks
Suite for Solo Marimba
Spicy Sauce - Mallets
Madison March - Snare Drum
Dance Suite for Snare Drum and Piano - Snare Drum
Suite Concertante for Snare Drum and Marimba - Snare Drum; Marimba
Suite Concertante for Timpani - Timpani