1987 YC1. Discovered 1987 Dec. 22 by F. Börngen at Tautenburg.

Named in memory of the German composer of popular songs Philipp Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860), musical director at the University of Tuöbingen {see planet (1481)} from 1817. He was a famous music educator, promoter of music for the laity and founder of several choirs. Silcher published numerous collections of folk-songs and composed, transcribed and arranged music for male and mixed choirs. Among his best-known compositions, still very popular today, are Annchen von Tharau, Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten and Alle Jahre wieder. (M 34632)

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