Long time lurker, first time poster
I have recently contacted ABRSM about the possibility of using a previously-examined grade 8 piece as 'own choice' material for an ARSM seeing as there are only a few minutes of time left to fill in the programme and (as expected) received the following:
"Many thanks for getting in touch.
It is not permitted to present a pieces, which a candidate has already been examined on. Therefore [...] would need to learn a new piece to cover the 4 minutes remaining"
It is likely that we will add a repeat or two to make up the time... Or maybe finally attempt the Gershwin (!)
I did send another query as a reply and did not yet get a response so figured I could perhaps ask here:
Does anyone know if part of a piece (for example a single movement of a 3-movement sonata) has been examined previously, would the performance of the whole sonata still be permitted? Similarly with something like Sculthorpe's Night pieces. Snow, Moon and Flowers are currently in grade 8, but these along with Night and Stars are in the ASRM listings.
Thanks a lot for any input!