How does a mess of cretins behave?
Okay, we're singing something, (yes, it was I who programmed it, there are considerations...) an ordinary, both for which I don't care, and than which we can do much, much better.
And I realized that without ever having stated it, one of my standards for suitability and the quality of the setting, and a tool for determining appropriate tempo is -- can the Holy Name be properly reverenced when it occurs in the text?
Without incurring whiplash?
It's something I think actual Catholic musicians understand instinctively, but I don't know that I've ever heard or read it articulated.