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Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just (arr Croft)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (trans. James Croft)

This work is also known under its German title, Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut, BWV 433.

General Info

Year: ca. 1750 / 1978
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes

SATB Choir


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

James Croft served as director of bands (DOB) at Florida State University from 1980 until his death in 2012 [editor's note: Croft served as DOB until 2003]. His arrangement of this Bach chorale has been played around the world since its creation in 1978. Its creative scoring for both winds and voices has ranked it as a superbly unique composition in late-mid-century wind repertoire.

- Program Note from Lee University Wind Ensemble concert program, 11 October 2016


State Ratings

  • Iowa: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Symphonic Band (Michael Genslinger, conductor) - 22 February 2023
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 9 October 2022
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 15 May 2021
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 8 November 2020
  • Concordia University (River Forest, Ill.) University Band (Richard R. Fischer, conductor) – 8 November 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Winds of the Mountain Empire (Big Stone Gap, Va.) (Donald Sorah, conductor) – 19 July 2019
  • University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble (Derle R. Long, conductor) – 26 February 2019
  • Crosby (Tex.) High School Symphonic Band (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 20 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Concordia University (Chicago, Ill.) Wind Symphony (Richard Fischer, conductor) - 2 November 2018
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Symphonic Winds (Christopher Evans, conductor) – 26 April 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Pamela L. Klena, conductor) – 16 November 2017
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Lance Sample, conductor) – 18 October 2017
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Steven M. Knight, conductor) – 7 March 2017
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 3 February 2017
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (Winona Holsinger, conductor) – 11 October 2016
  • Concordia College Band (Moorhead, Minn.) – April 2008

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bach, J.; Winkworth, C.; Croft, J. (1978). Who Puts His Trust in God Must Just [score]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap. Penn.