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Turning the Key

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Turning the Key
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Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimormura
Length 0:16
Turning the Key
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Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 0:17

"Turning the Key" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that appears in Kingdom Hearts.


Kingdom Hearts[edit]

"Turning the Key" is the theme used in scenes where Sora uses the Keyblade to seal the Keyhole of a world, used to signal the closing of each world.


  • Traverse Town: "Sealing Traverse Town's Keyhole"
  • Wonderland: "Wonderland's Keyhole"
  • Olympus Coliseum: "Sealing Olympus Coliseum's Keyhole"
  • Deep Jungle: "Sealing Deep Jungle's Keyhole"
  • Agrabah: "Sealing Agrabah's Keyhole"
  • Atlantica: "Sealing Atlantica's Keyhole"
  • Halloween Town: "Sealing Halloween Town's Keyhole"
  • Neverland: "Sealing Neverland's Keyhole"
  • Hollow Bastion: "Sealing Hollow Bastion's Keyhole"


"Turning the Key" is approximately sixteen seconds long in the original Kingdom Hearts. In the HD remake, however, the piece is seventeen seconds long. Due to its short nature, the piece lacks and introduction and conclusion, but refrains from looping. The instrumentation consists of: organ, choir, and harp. The underlying rhythm is a collection of chordal sixteenth notes, provided by the harp. Overlaying this is the organ and choir in much larger rhythmic divisions.