Benjamin Basford's Compositions

The home where I clump all my musical ideas together

In my spare time, I like to jot down short musical ideas I have, entering them into a music notation editor. After I get the basics down, I mix and export the rendered sound, and post them across the web to share. In no way am I trying to emulate being a professional.

All compositions are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license (BY). Feel free to download and share them anytime. Heck, you can even use it commercially! (with due credit of course). You can read more about the license that's used HERE.


Main Compositions

The Main Focus

The Main Compositions are the core of Blank Cadenza. These are the ones that are thought out and edited/mixed. Are either original compositions or original arrangements. 1 or 2 posted per month.


MIDI Monday

Weekly Songs

MIDI Monday (or MonDI for short) is a regular series of mine. These songs differ from my usual content, as I write these using my midi keyboard, instead of the notation route. A new song is posted per week (on Monday).


Saturday Shorts

Short Classical Stuff

Saturday Shorts (or SatS for short) was a regular series of mine. These songs were written and edited within the same day in a span of 3-4 hours. A new song was posted per week (on Saturday).


Thursday Notation

Weekly Pieces

This series is the successor to Saturday Shorts. To help keep skills even, this was written to balance out MIDI Monday, by keeping my notational skills going and not stagnating. A new song is posted per week (on Thursday).



Archived Stuff

HortonHub songs were the older/not-so-good songs. These songs range from the years 2012-2015.


Main Software Utilized

Listed are the main softwares that help make Blank Cadenza Possible. Clicking the icons will open their respective website in a new tab

Notion 6

This is where the majority of writing happens. From here, the MIDI and MusicXML are exported.


This is the DAW that I use to edit MIDI and virutal instruments to then mix/master together.

VEGAS Pro Edit

This is the video editor that I ultilize for YouTube vids.


This open-source program is what I use to engrave the sheet-music for public release.

Affinity Photo

This is the photo editor that I use to do anything digital art-related for Blank Cadenza.


This HTML coding editor from Adobe is what this site owes its creation to.