prima prattica

pri·​ma prat·​tica | \ ¦prē-mä-prä-¦tē-kä How to pronounce prima prattica (audio) \
variants: or prima pratica

Definition of prima prattica

: the standard musical practice of 16th-century polyphony in Europe The Kyrie II is composed in the old Renaissance style, the prima prattica, the purely contrapuntal, a remote and mysterious sacred sound recalling the effect and compositional style of Palestrina's Masses.— George J. Buelow, A History of Baroque Music, 2004 — compare seconda prattica

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First Known Use of prima prattica

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Prima prattica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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