This brilliant chamber music composition for winds 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 and parts is destined to become a hit with school ensembles as well as with professionals. This is the first critical edition of the work.