prima prattica

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prima prattica was in 1932

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“Prima prattica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prima%20prattica. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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