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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