Claude Debussy’s Premiere Arabesque contains elements of his impressionistic musical style, following the French visual art form.
Debussy wanders through various modes and keys achieving evocative scenes through music. The opening arpeggio suggests a water flow eventually leading into a heavier section. After a lightening of tone, the original progression returns and varies itself, then finally resolving back.
Arabesque is used by Alicia Keys’ track Like the Sea (The Element of Freedom). It is also used in the British television show Skins. It is used in JJ’s episode, along with other Debussy pieces such as Clair de Lune. The impressionist music reflects JJ’s emotions.