Serrano Lucena was born in 1891, and was taught music by his father before joining the Madrid Music School. He was a talented composer, but his poor health and the onset of the First World War cut short his career.
His extraordinary talent and capacity for hard work were exceptional in the Cordoba of that time - his seemingly endless list of achievements include directing the Philharmonic Centre and the Music School, founding the choir of la Hermandad del Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia (The Brotherhood of the Holy Merciful Christ), running the Music School orchestra and choirs, as well as the usual teaching. He also founded a choral society in the Casa de Socorro Hospice, taught classes in the San Gonzalo Orphanage to help the poor children, performed with the city's most important singers and instrumentalists, such as the violinist Rafael Vidaurreta Garriga and the cellist José de Pablos Barbudo. He also found time to compose a great number of choral works, symphonies, Christmas carols, prayers, patriotic hymns and songs.
He died on 1stst November 1942.