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Squashini (theme)

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Sample of "Squashini" from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Debut appearance Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Last appearance Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Composer(s) Tomoya Tomita[1]
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"Squashini", named "Squashini's Theme" in the British English version, is a theme from Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn associated with the boss with the same name. It was composed by Tomoya Tomita.[1]


Squashini has many tricks up his sleeve.

"Squashini" is a somewhat comically dramatic theme in E minor and 4/4. The tension immediately builds up in the brass intro, where tonic triads grow into diminished ones. A trombone and piano ostinato then begins. After a harp glissando, the melody comes in as trills from the piano and a triangle tremolo, first in tonic, then subdominant. The second phrase, played by a clarinet with supporting violin, has a more distinct melody while not venturing beyond dominant and subdominant. The third climactic section features a brass arpeggiated chord similar to the intro's: inversions of the dominant seventh chord. A fourth section based on the second's intonations follows, beginning more quietly but eventually reaching its peak with a tutti. It ends loudly in the tonic, and the track then loops.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ランプキン
Play of「トランプ」(toranpu, meaning "a deck of playing cards", which is borrowed from English word "trump") and「パンプキン」(panpukin, pumpkin)
French Écrapule From "crapule" (villain)
German Kürbini Play on "Kürbis" (pumpkin) and "Houdini"
Italian Zoucchinì From "zucca" (pumpkin) and "Houdini"
Korean 수리수리펌킹
Combination of:
  • "수리수리마수리" (surisuri-masuri, abracadabra)
  • "펌킨" (peomkin, pumpkin)
  • "킹"(king)
Spanish Calabazán From "calabaza" (pumpkin), "tachán" (tada) and "alakazam"