A term used in opposition to Prima pratica.
Artusi, Giovanni Maria, §2: Principal theoretical works
Canon (i), §4: 1600 to 1750
Theory, theorists, §10: The Baroque period
Fontanelli, Alfonso, §1: Life
Madrigal, §II, 11: Italy: 16th century: The 1590s: the rise of the ‘seconda pratica’
Lutheran church music, §3: Confessionalism and Orthodoxy (1580–1680)...