The processional hymn is a bouncy Italian ditty and one of those happy, clappy ditties that becomes an ear-worm in one’s hearing. But then it gives way to the official Introit in Latin as the pope incenses the altar. Gregorian chant juxtaposed against the bouncy Italian ditty is jarring and shows the divergent spirituality one that is vapid and one that is thick in its solidness.
The chanted Latin Introit, though, was short and should have retained the EF’s style with the refrain, one verse, Gloria Patri and return to the refrain. Why was this format abandoned? It makes no sense.