for cello and orchestra

Composed: 2009

Duration: 13'

Publisher: Iceland Music Information Centre

The Times, London. "..best af all (was) Askell Masson´s Ensilumi (First Snow of Winter), a romantic, yet teasingly original symphonic poem, played with great flair by Caput and the cellist Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir". Hilary Finch.

Fretabladid (The News Paper), Reykjavik, Iceland. "The music was introvert, an enchanting gloominess characterized all. These tones came obviously from the heart, the melodic lines were gripping. The course of events was poetic, dreamy, flowing and natural. The playing fo Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir was also excellent, deeply felt, dark in colour and enchanting".