prima prattica

noun pri·ma prat·tica \ ¦prē-mä-prä-¦tē-kä \
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. BuelowA History of Baroque Music2004
— compare seconda prattica

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First Known Use of prima prattica

1932


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