"Beautiful Still" Spreading to Korea Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Exciting news awaits the S. Korean market: the incomparable melodies of Della's most recent album, "Beautiful Still" will be soon available there. Get ready to be moved, to be soothed, to be washed away in soaring and sublime piano music. Also internationally acclaimed flutist Jasmine Choi (www.jasminechoi.com), originally of Seoul, gives a stunning performance, along with violinist Stacey Woolley, both of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, on the track "The Unveiling".
The album will be available in the fall through Musicmine Records (www.musicmine.co.kr).

posted by SDG Press on 06/21/2010

Pointe of Interest! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Della was recently interviewed for the widely publicized "Dance Teacher" magazine in an article discussing the collaboration between ballet accompanists and ballet instructors. She currently serves on staff at the Cincinnati Ballet as an accompanist for the professional company as well as the academy. Her skills of improvisation, noted by South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts Director, Virginia Uldrick, as well as her classical background, led her to the opportunity of her first ballet accompanying experience at the Governor's School for the Arts. Since then she has accompanied numerous ballet dancers, both professional and student, at places such as Interlochen Center for the Arts, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and the Cincinnati Ballet.


posted by SDG Press on 04/24/2010

High Praise in Review from American Record Guide Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

From American Record Guide, July/August 2009, pages 84 & 85

DELLA: Beautiful Still

Della Hartman Enns, p; Jasmine Choi, fl; Stacey

Woolley, v; John Catchings, Damon Gray, vc

43 minutes-CDBaby (800-BUYMYCD) or


Music that most would immediately identify as New Age is not commonly reviewed in ARG. It is typically defined as relaxing and creating positive feelings, often associated with spirituality. I have most often found it rather boring and repetitive, with endless consonant or modal harmonies over a drone bass. As one who has performed at the piano with flute, violin, and cello on many occasions, I found this collection quite enjoyable, both for its musical substance and for the excellent performances given by Della and a group of Cincinnati Symphony musicians. While this is primarily a solo piano collection, there are enough pieces with the other instruments to be of interest to chamber music aficionados.

Della's music does not fit my New Age music definition very well, even though it is generally consonant and relaxing, and certainly spiritual. Her classical training is evident in the structuring of pieces that have form, often build to a satisfying big climax and then fall away graciously. There is clearly identifiable counterpoint, especially in the three pieces with other instruments. Her use of ostinato figures is limited and varied. The music can be enjoyed on its own terms, even without the spiritual descriptions supplied for each of the 11 pieces. Everyone who heard this music while I was listening, from my 13-year-old daughter to co-workers in my office to musical colleagues whose opinions I respect, made comments to the effect of "Hey, that's nice, what is it?"

I especially liked 'The Unveiling' with flute and violin-some truly beautiful music, even if it owes a little bit to the famous slow movement of Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony. I again found a few echoes of Rachmaninoff in 'The Longing' for piano and cello. Della enlists the considerable talents of cellist John Catchings, with whom one might imagine a very satisfying performance of the slow movement of the Russian's Cello Sonata. Della's music does not attempt quite the emotional or dynamic range of Rachmaninoff, but her writing and playing is consistently on a high and enjoyable level. In building my own programs for this kind of an ensemble, I have made a fair number of arrangements of music by others to

complement works originally written for various combinations of flute, violin, cello, and piano. I would, without hesitation, include one of these original works in a chamber music program and have actually inquired about the availability of scores from Della via her website (www.dellamusic.com). That is probably the best complement I can pay to her music and performances, which are well worth seeking out.


posted by SDG Press on 07/16/2009

Barnes and Noble Pampers Moms with Live Performanc Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 735 Haywood Rd., presents Della, pianist/composer, and 2008 Instrumental Artist of the Year in live musical performances and meet-the-artist/CD signing on Saturday May 9 between 12-5pm. The piano sounds of Della's newly-released CD, "Beautiful Still" ushers listeners to a new dimension of profound beauty and simplicity. Treat your mom to an inspiring musical experience. She will love you for bringing some "Beautiful Still" into her life and maybe you will be a winner of one of the gorgeous gift boxes for the pampered mom!

posted by SDG Press on 05/02/2009

Crosswalkradio.com Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

There's a new place to hear Della! You can find her music on the popular Instrumental stream. of Crosswalk Radio. Just log in to crosswalkradio.com and select "Music", from there subscribe to the Instrumental stream. (There is no cost for subscription.)

Crosswalkradio is a subsidiary of Salem Communications. Salem is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network®, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives™, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network™, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing™, a leading publisher of Christian-themed magazines. The company owns and operates approximately 100 radio stations, including stations in 23 of the top 25 markets.

posted by SDG Press on 03/28/2009

Digital Downloads Available on New Website Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Do you squeeze the nectarines, poke the plums, eye the apples? You are a browser and a picker and want to fill your basket with just the right fruit for your palette! You're a digital downloader!!

In addition to announcing the exciting launch of a new website, www.dellaenns.com, we'd also love you to browse the product aisle and "squeeze" the offerings. Each song will be available for digital download directly from the page (a gratifying plus of this is that the artist will receive the full amount of each purchase!) This will be available April 1! (No Foolin'!)
You can also find out events, booking info, order sheet music, or send Della an encouraging email directly!

posted by SDG Press on 03/23/2009

2009 Momentum Awards Finalist Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Della has been nominated as a finalist in the "Instrumental Artist of the Year" Category for the 2009 Momentum Awards!
She was awarded the Momentum Award for "Instrumental Artist of the Year" in 2008. Awards will be presented in Nashville by Indieheaven, the leading supporter of independent Christian artists, at the annual CIA Summit March 28, 2009 at 7:30pm. The awards show will be followed by a concert from CCM veteran, Margaret Becker.

posted by SDG Press on 03/23/2009

"Beautiful Still" Spreading. . . Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Christmas shoppers are already bustling to fill their bags and check off those gift lists. . . Amidst their retail stops, they will be able to find some {beautiful still}! Here is a growing list of retailers carrying Della's latest album.

Cincinnati area --Barnes and Noble (Kenwood, West Chester)
Borders (Tri-County)
Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Rookwood Pavillion)
Ludlow Wine and Gifts (Clifton Gaslight near University of Cincinnati)
Everybody's Records (Pleasant Ridge on Montgomery Rd.)

Newport, KY Barnes and Noble (Newport on the Levee)

McPherson KS Mc Pherson Museum 1130 E. Euclid St.
Body and Soul Books Main St.

Springfield MO Cafe Roswitha and Plant Boutique 2620F Glenstone Ave

Greenville SC Crossway Christian Books E. North St.
Bob Jones University Bookstore
Barnes and Noble Booksellers Haywood Rd. (avail. 12-10)

Nashville, TN Davis-Kidd Booksellers (avail. 11-16)

List growing daily. Check back for updates!

Send your friends and shop, shop, shop! Who doesn't want some "beautiful still " at Christmastime?

posted by SDG Press on 11/11/2008

Della Awarded Distinguished Alumni 2008-2009 Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Composer/Pianist/ Recording Artist , Della, has been selected to be the 2008-2009 recipient of the annual Distinguished Alumni Award by Southside Christian School in Greenville, S.C. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to one or more former students who are exemplary Christians and have demonstrated a desire to serve the Lord beyond their years at SCS. Della credits SCS with providing an excellent fine arts foundation and inciting interest for further study in music. Della recalls, '"I have many fond memories of early morning ensemble rehearsals, accompanying choirs on tour, playing for the first musical theatre productions ("You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Peter Pan"), state and national fine arts competitions , even playing percussion in sixth grade band. . . such great opportunities and impetus to explore the joyous gift of music! I am deeply grateful to SCS for providing a wonderful climate for academic, musical and spiritual growth. Thanks to the many wonderful teachers and founders for pouring your gifts into the future!"

posted by sdg press on 09/22/2008

Live with Rockin' Ron Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Listen via internet or FM Kansas station 88.1 to KBCU on Saturday night between 8-10pm. Rockin' Ron will feature music of Della along with other Indieheaven artists. Della will join Ron live in the studio!

posted by SDG Press on 08/14/2008

{beautiful still} . . . Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Della, 2008 Instrumental Artist of the Year, is pleased to announce the release of her new project entitled {beautiful still}. Availiable for sale through Indieheaven and various retailers. It exudes Della's exellence in artistry and features musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Nashville favorite, cellist John Catchings, as well.

An invitation to breathe in the beauty of rich shades of melody . . . delicate overtones of color . . . an invitation to be washed in a cascading flow of lush harmonies . . . an invitaion to be surrounded by the transparent sounds of still and lavishly enfolded in piano peace . . . an an invitation to {beautiful still}.

Don't pass up this invitation . . .

posted by sdg press on 07/18/2008

Final Recording Session Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

To those patient and persevering fans awaiting Della's new release, she is pleased to announce recording is complete! Pending the processes of editting, mastering and duplication, a July release date is expected!

posted by SDG Press on 05/19/2008

Recording . . One more to go Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The second recording session for Della's upcoming release followed right on the heels of the CIA Summit. Recorded March 30 at Werner Hall, this session includes piecesfor flute/violin/piano, cello/piano, and vln/piano/cello, as well as a solo piano work. One final session in April will finish the project's recording phase and will include additional solo piano works. A July release is expected.

posted by sdg press on 04/04/2008

Momentum Awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Indieheaven, the leading organization supporting independent Christian artists, seeks to recognize artists who are pursuing excellence and passion in their music through the Momentum Awards. These annual awards are the Grammys of independent Christian music. We are pleased to announce they have awarded the 2008 Momentum Award for Instrumental Artist of the Year to Della. Indieheaven president, Keith Mohr states, "as the music industry continues to change and more and more artists are either staying independent or going back to their independent roots, it is important to recognize the pursuit of excellence in this growing indiestry. The basis for the Momentum Awards is not competition, but comrades applauding and encouraging one another to create momentum in their music missions. We teach indies that momentum is paramount to success as an independent artist."

posted by sdg press on 04/04/2008

Ready to Tickle Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The ivories of a sweet 9ft. Steinway are begging to be tickled--and I think I can help out. After much waiting and wondering, today will mark the first day of several recording sessions for the next project. I appreciate your prayers for God's anointing and peace to flow through all aspects of this project.

posted by Della on 02/21/2008

Preparing, Practicing, Praying Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I am preparing to record next week and the following week for my upcoming album. Pray with me as I make final decisions on what to include, what will reach people and minister God's peace and joy to them. This album has long been in my heart and I appreciate those powerful prayers as it comes to fruition. soli deo gloria!

posted by della on 02/11/2008

Finalist Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Praise God for Momentum! Good things are happening in many musician's ministries. I am honored and excited to be a finalist for Instrumental Artist of the Year. Rollin', rollin', rollin' keep that momentum rollin'--and your votes!

posted by Della on 02/05/2008

Creating in the Church Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Della has been invited to use her unique gifts of worship and creativity as Director of Creative Elements at Lifeland Community Church. She employs creative and artistic avenues of experiencing God in the weekly Sunday Gatherings.

posted by Della on 01/13/2008

Momentum Awards Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Okay, I'll echo the cliche . . ." it's an honor to be nominated ". . . but truly it is. I love what I do, and to be patted on the back is frosting on the cake! If you would like to add more frosting to this sweetnes, you can vote as many times as you want for me in the Instrumentalist category until January 31. The ministry opportunities these awards potentially provide would be great, but it isn't the motivation for doing what I do. He is complete satisfaction! "O taste and see that the Lord is good!"

posted by Della on 01/03/2008

Featured Artist Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Happy New Year--a great 2008 to you all! For those of you asking about the next album (no one could be more impatient than me!) , the composing and concept are complete, the pennies have been saved, and we are in the stages of selecting the best venue and piano on which to record this project. Hopefully we'll have a "birth announcement" for you in the next few months. I appreciate your prayers during this time of decision-making.

The e-zine comfortcafe.net will feature my music this month in their "Coffee Shop Concert". Be inspired and encouraged through the website's scriptures, personal blogs, devotionals, and music.

posted by Della on 01/02/2008