What was a characteristic of Palestrina’s compositions?
According to Wikipedia, it is a) Dissonance was placed on the “weak” beat.
PS: Watch the YT video below for more background! This video series is awesome. It tells how this guy singlehandedly saved music in the Catholic Church via the ‘counter reformation’ embodied in the Council of Trent.
Stephen is correct. Dissonance was placed on the “weak” beat! (: