seconda prattica

noun (1)
se·​con·​da prat·​ti·​ca | \ se-¦kȯn-dä-prä-¦tē-kä How to pronounce seconda prattica (audio) \
variants: or seconda pratica

Definition of seconda prattica

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the innovative musical practice of the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Europe especially as to monodic style and freedom in dissonance treatment justified by the expressive setting of texts Convinced that they had made a great advance over their sixteenth-century predecessors, they called their art seconda prattica (as opposed to the prima prattica of sixteenth-century polyphony) …— Christopher Small, Musicking, 1998 — compare prima prattica

seconda volta

noun (2)
se·​con·​da vol·​ta | \ sə̇ˌkōndəˈvȯltə\

Definition of seconda volta (Entry 2 of 2)

: a second ending of a musical section performed only at the repetition of the section and with omission of the first ending

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First Known Use of seconda prattica

Noun (1)

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seconda prattica

Noun (2)

Italian, second time

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