Barenreiter Urtext edition: BA10542. Taken from Bärenreiter’s first volume in the Works of Gioachino Rossini, this brilliant chamber music composition for wind belongs to a little known genre of Rossini’s output. Andante, e Tema con Variazioni was allegedly written in Bologna in 1812. Rossini deftly sculpts the theme to fit each instrument i.e. all players take their turn with the tuneful theme. This publication with reference score & parts is destined to become a hit with school ensembles.