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Multi-Emmy Award-winning composers D. Brent Nelson and Ken Corday have joined forces to produce another monumental 44-minute score soundtrack in support of the popular daytime spinoff series Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem | Chapter 2. The show premiered exclusively on Peacock earlier this week, and the soundtrack of the same name is now available across all digital platforms.
Released by Corday Productions, Inc., the album was recorded at Eastwood Scoring Stage on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. Nelson and Corday gathered a 44-piece live string orchestra and a harpist. Having pre-recorded woodwinds and big percussion, the majority of the project was recorded in an unprecedented four hours, including the main title track “The Quiet Storm”, making it the duo’s most ambitious endeavor to date.
“There are places in our show where a cinematic approach enhances the storytelling in a BIG way,” explains D. Brent Nelson. “ Yes, we are absolutely pushing the envelope in terms of putting music to picture in our genre... And sure, we could settle for a string section half this size. But why? 44 strings sound AMAZING, especially on the Eastwood Stage at Warner Bros. It’s very exciting and so much more fun doing it this way. There’s a sense of tradition and magic happening as the cues are being performed. For me, this is it. This is the thing.”
The tracks featured in this score can be seen in the latest five-episode event of Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem | Chapter 2. The show spans the entire globe — from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong — as beloved characters from the OG series “trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime,” according to the official synopsis. Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) will drop in on their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black (Drake Hogestyn) makes his way to San Francisco to see his son, Paul (Christopher Sean).
Beyond Salem’s heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn, however, as a “mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives. The next chapter of Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem is a story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama — and it all connects back to a plot that long-time Days of Our Lives fans will surely remember.” Watch the trailer here.
To highlight the big moments on screen, Nelson and Corday pulled out all the musical stops to help bring the storyline to life. Since 2012, they have been incorporating live string orchestras on the Days of Our Lives scores, and for this series, they wanted to go even bigger.
“This score for Beyond Salem as with the mothership, Days of our Lives, is always meant to enhance the story and in doing so only serves as a frame for the big picture” says Ken Corday. “There are times when the music is played in scenes without dialogue and in those moments the composers have an amazing opportunity to enhance the story in a much more direct way. It has always been my greatest pleasure and creative outlet to have been able to score Days of our Lives since 1979. Beyond Salem has given us an opportunity to raise the bar and somewhat change the game of composing Daytime Drama.”
D. Brent Nelson and Ken Corday are multiple Emmy-winning composers who have created unique and dramatic underscore for the longtime running Daytime drama Days of our Lives for over 18 years. They have created a complex palette of musical styles to accompany the many varied stories and characters developed through the years. This has included electronic styles, traditional piano/string writing, acoustic guitar cues, full-blown string orchestra and smaller orchestra ensembles. Even live choirs have been incorporated into the signature of popular storylines.
These prolific musicians have also written and produced all the original set-specific source music, ranging from country, jazz, roadhouse blues, coffee shop acoustic, solo blues piano, dance club, strip lounge and industrial, just to mention a few. And it doesn’t stop there. Working with local singer/songwriter/lyricists they have created a rather large catalog of original songs. Many have been used on “Days” in place of expensive licensed songs. Three have been Emmy-nominated for “Best Original Song.”