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Is "The Merry-Go-Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain?

In particular, was it written specifically for the movie, or was it a public-domain waltz that the producer arranged for the movie?

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The music was composed for the film by Joe Hisaishi (professional name of Mamoru Fujisawa), who was born in 1950. From wikipedia:

Another Miyazaki film, Howl's Moving Castle, for which Hisaishi composed the score, was released on November 20, 2004 in Japan.

Here he is performing it himself. Very moving.

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That video is amazing :D –  Kevin Nov 25 '12 at 5:17
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