I'm new to the forum but would like some advice from all of you, particularly those who have re-used a piece from a previous exam. I am re-taking the DipABRSM this coming quarter (for both the recital and the quick study sections) since my last one turned out to be a complete disaster. My viva voce section scored very well, though, so I will carry the credit over to this exam. Since this is a re-take on my part, I want to be absolutely safe :-) so I'm considering using an optinal choice as part of my program - the Debussy first Arabesque. It's probably considered an "over-performed" piece and I used it for Grade 8. But I scored very well (I think I got full credit) for this piece and I'm very comfortable with it. However, it appears (from the messages on this board) that it's heavily frowned upon to "recycle" a piece. Here's my complete program and I'd appreciate all your advice.
Bach Prelude & Fugue BWV 861
Mozart Sonata in C K309
Brahms Intemezzo in A, Op118 No2
Debussy Arabeque #1 (optional choice)
Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Op32 No.5
I've been playing the Rach prelude quite a bit faster (which I like) then originally so I may actually have to do both Rach & Stravinsky.